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four schilling coin
  • Germany
  • four schilling coin, 1727
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 2.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0258.10

This is a round, formerly silver-colored coin.

On side one there is an image of a castle with floral elements on either side, above, there is a circle with text: "IIII SCHILL." The text around the perimeter reads: "CURRENT 1727 HAMBURGER."

On side two there is a two headed bird with a sword in the left talon and a staff in the right. The text around the perimeter reads: "CAROLVS. VI.D. G. ROM. IMP. SEMP. AVG."