German, Palatinate Zweibrucken. Johann I, 1569 to 1604. 2 kreuzer. Dated 1588.

Ancient Coins - German, Palatinate Zweibrucken.  Johann I, 1569 to 1604.  2 kreuzer. Dated 1588.
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A Palatinate (Pfalz in German) is a state of the Holy Roman Empire, which is why coins of the Palatinates often name the Holy Roman Emperor of the time as well as (or even instead of) the ruler of the Palatinate.  Zweibrucken as a town has rather very complex history that starts around 1170 and over the next 700 years it changed from a simply city, to a Palatinate both by itself and at various times jointly with other cities.  This coin was struck when it was distinct Palatinate unto itself, referencing the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph.

Denomination : Silver 2 kreuzer (1/2 Batzen).  Mint : Zweibrucken.

Date : 1588

Size : 18.3 x 18.3 mm.  Weight : 1.32 grams.

Reference : Saurma 1999.

Grade : good Fine with typical weak areas.

Obverse : Arms with the date 88 above (for 1588), and IOHA D G C PA RH D BA C V around.

Reverse : Double headed eagle with the denomination mark 2 in the center, with RVDOL Z IMP AVG P F DEC around.

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