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.
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
Thaler, 1553. Ø 40mm , 28,59g khm MK 9164ba ; Dav.9173
"New money of the Imperial city of Dortmund"Rev.: CAROLVS·V·ROMAnorum·IMPerator·SEMper:AVGVST9us:
the eagle of the city with a long tongue
"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.