Germany/Swiss/Austria. Constanz City. Anonymous 16th century. Silver half Batzen.

Ancient Coins - Germany/Swiss/Austria. Constanz City. Anonymous 16th century. Silver half Batzen.
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The city of Constanz is currently considered to be a German city, but at the time this coin was struck the city was in Swiss territory, although it was not considered a Swiss city.  It was in independant Imperial city before 1548, and an Austrian posession for a while after 1548, and since this coin cannot be dated that precisely it is difficult to say to which country this particular coin should be assigned now.

Denomination : Silver half Batzen.  Mint : Constanz

Date : 16th Century, probably after the mid 1520's.

Size : 21.5 x 21.8 mm.  Weight : 1.55 grams.

Reference : Saurma 1615.

Grade : VF for wear, but some weakness in the strike so fine for general appearance.

Obverse : City arms with MONETA CIVITATIS CONST around.

Reverse : Saint Conrad of Constance seated, with S CONRAD EPS CONST around.

Saint Conrad was the Bishop of Constance from AD 934 to 975.

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