½ Dicken "Zwölfer"

½ Dicken "Zwölfer" -  obverse½ Dicken "Zwölfer" -  reverse

Obverse © Leu Numismatik – Reverse © Sincona AG

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1608
Value 1/2 Dicken = 12 Kreuzer (1/9)
Currency Dicken (1561-1621)
Composition Silver
Weight 4.64 g
Diameter 28.3 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242735
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1152a,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Hürlimann# 895,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Divo/Tob17# 1092a,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 30
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Rampant lion facing left holding globus cruciger in right arm and sword on its left shoulder. Asquare shield with the ornate coat of arms of Zürich at its feet.

Lettering: ✿ MONETA ✿ NOVA ✿ THVRICENSIS

Translation: New coin of Zürich.

Reverse

Displayed double-headed eagle with value in a round cartouche on its chest.

Lettering:
✿ CIVITATIS ᕀ IMPERIALIS ✿ 1608
12

Translation: Of the imperial city.

Comments

Only one variety of this type is recorded by Hürlimann:

⸰ Example #1 (4.64 g; very fine):
∙ Auctioned by Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 84, 22 October 2002, Lot 771.

© Leu Numismatik AG

⸰ Example #2 (4.16 g; very fine):
∙ Auctioned by UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 55, 16 September 2002, Lot 1116.

© UBS Gold & Numismatics

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