Misox (1487-1518) scudo d'oro Fr-328
"SWITZERLAND. Mesocco (Misox). Scudo d'Oro del Sole (Sonnenkronen), ND. Marquis Gian Giacomo di Trivulsio (1487-1518). NGC AU-55. Finely beaded circle encloses a shield bearing three crosses, flanking are twin I's, each with three tiny crescents, legend: 'CRISTVS VINCIT', (Christ Conquers); Reverse: Cross fleury in double circle, 'CRISTVS IMPERAT', (Christ Commands). Gian Giacomo received the coinage right from Emperor Friedrich III in 1487; after 1549 the Trivulsio lost their Swiss connections. A legendary survivor of the period, wonderfully executed for an issue of the late Medieval period, with a simplistic yet attractive design that has been boldly placed and well centered on the flan. EXTREMELY RARE with only two examples in archived auction records dating back to 2002. Ex: Leu Numismatik auction, October 2002, Lot #1497."The marquisate of Misox or Mesocco is now in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. All its gold coinage is rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-328; HMZ-549.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.