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Holy Roman Empire, City of Zurich, Ducat

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Holy Roman Empire, City of Zurich, Ducat (obverse) Holy Roman Empire, City of Zurich, Ducat (reverse)

This Zurich ducat does not bear a date, but was supposedly minted in 1620. On the obverse it bears the text S. Q. THVRICENSIS, to the Senate and the people of Zurich; a laurel wreath twines around the inscription.

On the reverse the text is DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE, Lord, preserve us in peace. In the centre sits emperor Charlemagne on a throne covered by his long cloak. In his right hand he holds his sword the symbol of his secular power. The imperial orb in his other hand represents the globe of the world; it is surmounted by a cross as a symbol of Christian rule.

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