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¼ ducat
General information

Flagge Fürstentum Lippe County of Lippe-Detmold


¼ ducat



Measurements and composition

0.875 g


15 mm






Frederick Adolphus


Value, year

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The ¼ ducat coin was a trade coin issued by the County of Lippe-Detmold from 1714 to 1715, during the reign of Count Frederick Adolphus.

The coin is composed of .9859 fine gold, and due to its considerable thinness, only weighs approximately 0.875 grams. A right-facing effigy of Frederick Adolphus is featured on the obverse, accompanied by the legend "FRID • ADOL • C • ET • N • D • LIP", which is inscribed around the coin's circumference. The coin's value (inscribed as "¼ DVCAT") is displayed on the reverse, with the fraction written at the top of the coin and the word "DVCAT" inscribed directly below it. A rose, the heraldic symbol of the House of Lippe, is engraved on either side of the fraction. The year of minting is featured under the value, and if the coin was struck in 1714, the "HL" privy mark of Hans Johann Luders can be located below the year.


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Lippe thaler
Ducat ¼ dc1 dc1½ dc2 dc3 dc4 dc5 dc6 dc10 dc
Groschen 1/12 mgr1/6 mgr1 mgr2 mgr4 mgr6 mgr24 mgr½ Sgr1 Sgr1 gr2 gr
2½ Sgr
Pfennig ½ pf1 pf½ pf2 pf3 pf4 pf6 pf
Thaler 1/96 th1/48 th1/24 th1/21 th1/12 th1/6 th¼ th⅓ th½ th⅔ th1 th1¼ th
2 th
Other coins 1 goldgulden1 gosler1 gulden1 heller1 mattier1 stuber3 flitter12 kreuzer15 kreuzer
Miscellaneous Berlin MintBlomberg MintDetmold MintHorn-Bad Meinberg MintLemgo Mint
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