Imperial coinage in the later Middle Ages, part 2: The 15th Century

The aim of the second part of the study is to examine the coinage of those mints in the German lands, which were left at the emperors’ disposal by the 15th century. Therefore, the coins of the mints of Dortmund, Frankfurt (Main), Nördlingen, Nuremberg and Basle which are preserved in the major collections are catalogued on the basis of die-studies. Apart from cataloguing the coins, a fresh look at the written sources is going to provide information as well on the organisation of the mints and the mintmasters as on Konrad of Weinsberg, the lessee of those mints, and his comprehension of the money supply and monetary theory in general.

Basel

King Albrecht II, florin. Imperial mint of Basel.
King Albrecht II, florin. Imperial mint of Basel.

Dortmund

 

King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Dortmund.
King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Dortmund.

Frankfurt am Main

King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Frankfurt am Main.
King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Frankfurt am Main.

Nördlingen

King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Nördlingen.
King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Nördlingen.

Nuremberg

King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Nuremberg.
King Sigismund, florin. Imperial mint of Nuremberg.

All coins illustrated stem from the Coin Cabinet of the Historical Museum in Frankfurt am Main.

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