Maggs Bros Ltd

A broadsheet which explains the values of four different gröschen coins all from the Piedmont region. [Augsburg, c.

NUMISMATIC BROADSHEET,  (1525].)

£1400.00 

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Four woodcut illustrations of the obverse and and reverse of coins.Size: 309 x 440mm. Broadsheet with uncut edges, once folded.

A very rare, apparently unrecorded, broadsheet in superb condition which illustrates four different gröschen coins from Piedmont and explains their values in relation to the Creützer, the latter being a small copper coin formerly used in South Germany and Austria. The four featured coins are from Lavingen (10.5 kreüzer), Monteferrato, in the Italian district of Piedmont (6.5 kreüzer), and two other places: "Treyer" [i.e. Trier?] (10.5 kreüzer) and "Ticio" [i.e. Ticino, in Switzerland] (11 kreüzer).A four-line summary appears below the illustrations: "Ain Erber Rhat der Statt Augsburg hat ob verzaichnet Münzen als vorprobiert gesetzt und für Werung in doser Statt und der selben gebiet offenlich berüffen lassen wie dabey unnderschidlich ist begriffen doch ob die fürter erger gemüntzet von dergestalt erfunden in dem selben die ferrer zu probieren zusetzen und wider zu beruüffen lassen, Will im gedachter Rhat sein Oberkait hierinn vorbehalten haben".Light waterstain at edge of left-hand margin; tiny split (repared) at top and bottom of each fold.

Stock Code: 45263