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German States, Ravensburg, c. 1270 - 1275 A.D.
|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Ravensburg,| |c.| |1270| |-| |1275| |A.D.|, Ravensburg is a town in Upper Swabia in Southern Germany, capital of the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg. Ravensburg was first mentioned in 1088. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City and an important trading center. The "Great Ravensburg Trading Society" owned shops and trading companies all over Europe. The historic town center is still very much intact, including three town gates and over 10 towers of the medieval fortification. The town's most popular festival is the "Rutenfest" in mid year.
ME92002. Silver bracteate pfennig, Klein-Ulmer 215, Berger 2551, Lanz Ravensburg 36, Choice EF, light toning, royal mint, weight 0.405g, maximum diameter 20.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 1270 - 1275 A.D.; obverse heavily fortified gateway with three towers, broad beaded gable gate with star-shaped rosette in the opening, the middle tower stands on a flat ledge and has a pinnacle crown, the two side towers have pointed roofs; reverse incuse of the obverse; ex Pater Münzen & Medaillen (Ense, Germany); SOLD




  






REFERENCES

Price, M.J. & B. Trell. Coins and Their Cities: Architecture on the Ancient Coins of Greece, Rome, and Palestine. (London, 1977).

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