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Danish örtug Dating To Between 1400 And 1420 Ad

 
 
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 Posted 01/06/2019  09:12 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently picked up this Danish Örtug that was minted on the island of Gotland (in modern day Visby). I don't have too many of these Scandinavian medievals, so I've now spent some time investigating this particular coin. Of note, this same type has been posted previously twice on CCF:

http://goccf.com/t/181452
http://goccf.com/t/281322

Mine is not in the best condition, but it features the Angus Dei (Lamb of God) with the body facing left and the head facing right. One of the forelimbs is tucked under the other and there is a cross atop the pole holding a banner. On the rev, there are crosses and lis. There are dozens and dozens of variations on the inscriptions: MONETA CIVITAS and WISBVCENSIS. This basic type was minted for about a hundred years (1340 to 1440 AD), but fortunately for the modern numismatist, the weight standard appears to have changed periodically thus allowing a more precise date to be determined. More specifically, from about 1340 to 1400 AD, the weight range was 1.20 to 1.37 g. From about 1400 to 1420, the weight range was 0.95 to 1.10 g. For the final twenty years, the weight range was 0.60 to 0.80 g. By the way, my coin weighs in at just under 1 g.






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 Posted 01/06/2019  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/06/2019  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find Dave.
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