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Numismatic and History Discussions => Medieval, Islamic and Crusader Coins => Topic started by: Andreas G on September 14, 2011, 10:41:56 am



Title: Swedish ??
Post by: Andreas G on September 14, 2011, 10:41:56 am
Hi
What is it??

W: 0.94 g
D: 16mm


Title: Re: Swedish ??
Post by: BIRDSOFPREY on September 18, 2011, 08:50:34 am
Hi, I think you have a groat or ortug of the Wisby mint on Gotland.  It was issued while under Danish rule.  You can look at this website, www.danskmoent.dk/gotlg136.htm , for more information.  It's in Danish but easy to navigate.


Title: Re: Swedish ??
Post by: Andreas G on September 22, 2011, 11:25:41 am
Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Swedish ??
Post by: Jim Roberts on September 25, 2011, 10:35:00 pm
This does look like the Danish version, but I would list it as a civic issue of the town of Visby rather than a royal issue of Sweden or Denmark.  According to Bendixen (Denmark's Money) the early specimens of this type date back to about 1340 when Visby was under Swedish control, and they continued to be struck after the Danish capture of Visby in 1361.  The coin's inscriptions remained unchanged, MONETA CIVITATIS WISBVCENCIS, not mentioning any particular king or nationality.  On the later Danish version the banner above the lamb is changed to a flag with a cross according to Bendixen.  I've attached pictures of coins from my collection that I think show both types.