Geneva (1504-53) bianco
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"Geneva, Savoyen, Münzstätte Cornavin, Herzog Carlo II. 1504-1553. Bianco o. J. Von grösster Seltenheit. Gutes sehr schön. (city and canton of Geneva, Cornavin mint, duke Charles II of Savoy, 1504-53, undated bianco. Of the highest rarity, Good very fine.)"Charles II was dule of Savoy 1504-53 altho he spent most of the latter half of his reign in exile while the French occupied his domain. In 1534-35, he beseiged Geneva in an attempt to quell disturbances there but failed to take the city. Cornavin is now the site of a railroad station in downtown Geneva but was probably outside the walls in the sixteenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver or billon, this specimen 2.49 g.
Catalog reference: HMZ 1-386a.
- Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.