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Imperial city of Dortmund
The city of Dortmund (lat. Tremonia) 80 km north of Cologne developped from a Carolingian royal court and was already a mint in the 11th century. It became an imperial city in 1220, and its priviledges were confirmed by emperor Maximilian I in 1514. Minting seems to have stopped during the years 1500-1540. Since 1541 Dortmund minted thalers, both full and part values, and small coins. The city lost its free status in 1803 and became a Prussian town in 1815. Dortmund's arms show a black imperial Eagle with golden claws on silver ground.



copyright: Coincabinet in Berlin
Double Thaler 1541, Dortmund.     Ø 43 mm, 58,32 g.     Berghaus 130a; Dav.9171.
The Bode Museum on Berlin's "Museum Island" presents this piece in room 243.
The Interactive Catalogue of the Coincabinet presents this picture as object no. 18202028


copyright: Coincabinet, KHM Vienna
Thaler, 1553.   Ø 40mm , 28,59g     khm MK 9164ba ; Dav.9173
Obv.:   MOneta·NOva·CIVItatis·IMPErialis·TREMONIENsis·1553:
"New money of the Imperial city of Dortmund"
the eagle of the city with a long tongue
Rev.:   CAROLVS·V·ROMAnorum·IMPerator·SEMper:AVGVST9us:
"Charles V, Roman emperor, ever august"
crowned emperor in armour with sceptre, sword grip and order of the Golden Fleece



Ref. :   Berghaus, Peter,  Die Münzen von Dortmund. Dortmund 1978.

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