1623, Switzerland, Basel (City). Large Silver Thaler Coin. (VF+/aXF) Rare!
Mint Year: 1623 Region: Basel (City) Denomination: Thaler References: Davenport 4604, KM-79.2. Condition: Brownish oxidation spots in obverse, scratches, light deposits, otherwise VF+/aXF! Weight: 28.43gm Diameter: 44mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Shield with arms of Basel within inner quatrefoil, adorned with four inwards looking lis symbols. Legend: * MONETA . NOVA . VRBIS . BASILENSIS . 1623
Reverse: Heraldic eagle looking left. Motto of Basel in legend. Legend: . DOMINE . CONSERVA . NOS . IN . PACE . * .
Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city. Located in northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The city borders both Germany and France. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: "Regio TriRhena". It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460).
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