2 Denar - Gotthard Kettler Mitau

Features

Issuer Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Livonia)
Duke Gotthard Kettler (1561-1587)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1578-1579
Value 2 Denar
Currency Denar (1578-1585)
Composition Billon
Weight 0.41 g
Diameter 13 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 87204
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Kop# 4003,
Edmund Kopicki; 1995. Ilustrowany skorowidz pieniedzy polskich i z Polska związanych / Część 1.1. Teksty Poz. 1-7058. Polskie Towarzystwo Numizmatyczne - Zarząd Główny, Warsaw, Poland.
And 3 more volumes.
Haljak II# 1641,
Gunnar Haljak, Antti Haljak; 2010. Livonian Coins / Part I. Feudal States : Livonian Coins from XIII-XVI Century : XIII-XVIII Century. self-published, Tallin, Estonia.
And 1 more volumes.
Fed# 999,
Dmitry Yakovlevich Fedorov; 1966. Монеты Прибалтики XIII-XVIII столетий : Coin Identifier = Coins of the Baltic States of 14th - 18th centuries / Определитель монет. Valgus, Tallin, Estonia.
Neum# 300
Erich Neumann; 1997. Die Münzen der westpreußischen und baltischen Städte unter polnischer bzw. schwedischer Oberhoheit. Self-published, Cologne, Germany.

Obverse

Crowned monogram separating date.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 15 SR 78

Reverse

Person with sword riding horse while facing left with value below.

Script: Latin

Lettering: II

Edge

Smooth.

Mint

Mitau, modern-day Jelgava, Latvia

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1578  29% Kop#4003, R5
1579  76% Kop#4004, R4

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