Dicken Front-facing Ledodegar

Features

Issuer City of Lucerne
Period Free imperial city (1415-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1475-1550
Value 1 Dicken = 1⁄4 Thaler (1/4)
Currency Thaler (1422-1550)
Composition Silver
Weight 9.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 287939
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Wielandt# 4,
Friedrich Wielandt; 1969. Münz- und Geldgeschichte des Standes Luzern. Schweizerischer Bankverein Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.
HMZ 2# 608b,
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.
Haas L# 121
Franz Haas-Zumbühl; 1895. Die Münzen des Standes Luzern (Revue suisse de numismatique, Volume 5). L.-F. Jarrys, Geneva, Switzerland.

Obverse

Coat of arms of Lucerne on square shield. Eagle facing left above.

Lettering: MONETA ⸰ NOVA ⸰ LVCERNENSIS

Translation: New coin of Lucerne.

Reverse

Front-facing bust of Saint Leodegar in regalia, wearing embroidered mitre and holding hand drill in right hand.

Lettering: ⸰⋆⦂ SANCTVS ✽ LEODIGARIVS ⦂⋆⸰

Translation: Saint Leodegar.

Mint

Lucerne, Switzerland

Comments

Varieties:
Gothic script variety 1 (Wielandt# 4)
Obverse lettering: MONETA ⸰ NOVA ⸰ LVCERNENSIS

Antiqua script variety (Wielandt# 4a)
Obverse lettering: MONETA ⸰ NOVA ⸰ LVCERNENSI'

Gothic script variety 2 (Wielandt# 4b)
Obverse lettering: MONETA ❀ NO : LVCERNENS'

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1475-1550)  Wielandt# 4; LVCERNENSIS
ND (1475-1550)  Wielandt# 4a; LVCERNENSI'
ND (1475-1550)  Wielandt# 4b; LVCERNENS'

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