Coin from my home town....

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I picked up from Spink Auction a AV Goldgulden from the Jülich.

    Jülich was a mint/ in the Herzogtum of Jülich-Cleve-Berg. The Herzog
    Reinald IV was Duke of Geulders (Gelderland) and Jülich 1403-23.
    These coins are impossible to ever get in good quality. Also the mint workers where not good at their job.:(

    AV Goldgulden ND Jülich Mint
    Reinald IV 1403-25
    At the time when this was struck/ the Duke was Lord over Jülich and Geulders.
    obv: St. John the Baptiste standing/ facing/ holding Scepter
    * RεIN DVX IVLIGεLOR

    rev: Fours Shields/ within Trefoil
    MONε TA Dε IVLIA

    22mm. 3.57g. 2h

    Noss 156 Felke 927 fe61c6ea-aa17-4eaf-a2a2-dfda63448efa.jpg
     
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    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Well, THAT is cool, John!
     
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  4. scottishmoney

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    In the 15th century wasn't a very populated place - only about 1300 inhabitants on average. Amazing that such a small place was able to afford to mint gold coins.
     
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    It seems Germany was a "mecca" for gold/ silver coins. Even, my Moms hometown Köln/ struck separate coinage in name of the Holy Roman Emperor/ and for the Archbishop.
    Many Cities had Imperial/ Church and Municipal coinage.
     
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    Köln? Why would anyone in their right mind wanna go way out of their way on a train journey?

    IMG_2393.jpg

    The Köln Dom is one of the most magnificent cathedrals anywhere. When you travel to Köln by train from the south the cathedral dominates the skyline - like it should. Despite the regrettable destruction of the city during WWII the cathedral survived largely undamaged and was the backdrop for a famous tank battle betwixt a Pershing M-26 and a Panther on 6th March.

    I strode all the way up into the towers during a driving rainstorm. Managed to buy this print in the gift shoppe downstairs and hauled it in a tube around the rest of Europe before going back to America.
     
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