Chronograms on coins
I = 1 V (U) = 5 X = 10 L = 50 C = 100 D = 500 M = 1000
City of Nuremberg. 4 ducats 1631, off-metal strike of the taler. Ĝ 42 mm
Lettered edge with chronogram: VIVIDA PAX CHRISTI SERVET NOS TEMP=ORE TRISTI
"May the peace of the living Christ preserve us in these sad times" during the Thirty Years' War.
Enlarged letters : VIVID XC I I V M I I = MDCVVVIIIIII = 1000+500+100+3x5+6x1 = 1631
There is a special technical detail on both sides of the coin. Really? Look at the next page for it.
August the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, 1635-1666.
Taler 1666, Zellerfeld. On his death. Ĝ 48 mm
The revers contains three chronograms:
County of Stolberg, Christof Friedrich and Jost Christian, 1704-1738.
mining 2/3 taler 1730. Ĝ 37 mm
VVOHL DENEN DIE SEINE ZEVGNISSE HALTEN DIE IHN VON GANZEN HERZEN SVCHEN Ps.19 Vers 2
VVLDDIIVILDIIVVC = DDD C LL VVVVV IIIII = 3x500+1x100+2x50+5x5+5x1 = 1730