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1625, Switzerland, Luzern, Beromunster. Silver "Michelspfennig" ½ Thaler Coin. R!

State (Issuer): Beromunster  Region: Luzern (Swiss Canton) Mint Year. ca. 1625 (but not later) Reference: Inwyler3, KM-. Very Rare! Denomination: ½ Thaler (so-called "Michelspfennig")  Condition: A large piece broken out (probably during the digging up of the coin), minor deposits, otherwise a nicely toned brilliant uncirculated! Weight: 14.93gm Diameter: 35mm Material: Silver

Obverse: Winged and armured and helmeted Saint Michael, holding shield and and brandishing sword.  The devil (as a dragon) struggling below right foot. Legend: + * COLLEGIVM * BERONENSE * SVIS * BENEVOLIS : D : D : Reverse: Arms of Beromunster, topped by crowned and plummed helmet. Legend: + BERO + COMES + DE + LENTZBVRG + FVNDAT... R

QVIS VT DEVS is the inscription on the shield carried by the Archangel St. Michael, one of the seven before God. This inscription translated into English roughly says, "Who [is] as God?", or loosely, "Who is like unto God?". St. Michael the Archangel by having this inscription on his shield is saying who would have the audacity to compare himself to God.

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Beromünster is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. On 1 January 2009 Gunzwil became part of Beromünster. Beromünster is first mentioned in 1223 as villa Beronensis. In 1333 it was mentioned as Münster in Ergöwe. Until 1934 it was known simply as Münster.

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Notes: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153357287622 2019-02-05

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