Batzen

Batzen -  obverseBatzen -  reverse

Obverse © Leu Numismatik - Reverse © Sincona AG

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1606
Value 1 Batzen = 2​1⁄2 Schilling = 5⁄144 Thaler (5/144)
Currency Dicken (1561-1621)
Composition Billon
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 25.1 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242722
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1154a,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Hürlimann# 937,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Divo/Tob17# 1096a,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 28
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Spanish Shield with the coat of arms of the City of Zürich. Displayed eagle facing left above.

Lettering: MONE : NOVA · THVRICENSIS

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta nova Thuricensis.
English: New coin of Zürich.

Reverse

Cross pattée.

Lettering: ᕀ CIVITATIS ᕀ IMPERIALIS ᕀ 1606

Translation: Of the imperial city.

Comments

Only one variety of this type is recorded by Hürlimann:
⸰ Example #1:
∙ Auctioned by Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 84, 22 October 2002, Lot 767.

© Leu Numismatik AG

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1606 

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