AV Dukat 1697 Bern Mint Swiss Kantons/ Bern obv: Crowned Arms of Bern/ Brown Bear (symbol for Bern) in cartouche/ Rev: Topless male/ female holding drapes. 23mm. 3.46g. .986 Bern was part of a Swiss Confederation of 13 Kantons/ something akin to NATO/ however instead of Russia the enemy was Austria/HRE and in 1400s Burgundy, esp. Charles the Bold. This coin shows the artistic talents of the Mint masters/ engravers of the Baroque era.