Dicken Saint Leodegar facing right; large shield; klippe; 1½ dicken weight

Features

Country City of Lucerne
Period Free imperial city (1415-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1550-1600
Value 1 Dicken = 1⁄4 Thaler (1/4)
Currency Thaler (1550-1656)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.3 g
Shape Klippe (Square)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 287984
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Wielandt# 32g,
Friedrich Wielandt; 1969. Münz- und Geldgeschichte des Standes Luzern. Schweizerischer Bankverein Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.
HMZ 2# 618cᴷᴸ,
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.
Klippen CH# 40,
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.
Haas L# –
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 shield split vertically in half; the left half with vegetal pattern; the right half plain. "L" in left field. "V" in right field. Eagle facing left above. Antiqua script.

Lettering:
MON 🞹 NO 🞹 LVCERNENS' •
L V

Translation:
Moneta nova Lucernensis.
New coin of Lucerne.

Reverse

Bust of Saint Leodegar facing right, nimbate, in regalia, wearing embroidered mitre, and holding hand drill on right shoulder. Antiqua script.

Lettering: ✶ SANCT9 ♣ LEODIGARII9

Translation:
Sanctus Leodigarius.
Saint Leodegar.

Mint

Lucerne, Switzerland

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1550-1600) 

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