Duchy of Courland

Jacob Kettler, 1642-1682

Jacob Kettler

The coinage was scarce during the reign of duke Jacob Kettler. In fact, the only coin, available in currency, was schilling. The bigger denominations, thaler, ducat, 10 ducats (portugal) actually were struck for presentation purposes only.
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SCHILLING

Type I

Schilling, ND
Data: Billon, 0.45-0.52 g, 16.0 mm
Description: Obv: Eagle with the shield of Courland on chest.
Legend around: .IACOBI.D.G.DVCIS
Rev: Crowned monogram III within circle.
Legend around: .CVRLANDIAE.SOLIDVS
Coinage: ND(1643-1646)
References: Fed.1043

SCHILLING

Type II

Schilling, 1646
Data: Billon, 0.70-0.80 g, 16.7 mm
Description: Obv: 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania.
Legend around: SOLIDVS.D.G.IACOB.I / 1646
Rev: The coat of arms of Courland.
Legend around: CVR.L.ET.SEMG DVX
Coinage: 1646
References: KG.3.1-2.2.; Fed.1042; KM.6. Two varieties: date in legend, date below the shield. Each of these varieties have 2 subvarieties - legend and punctuation

THALER

Type I

Thaler, 1644
Data: Ag, 28.75 g, 46.0 mm
Description: Obv: Large ornate bust of Jacob right.
Legend around: *IACOBI:D:G:DUCIS:CURLANDIAE:ET:SEMGALLIAE
Rev: 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania within ornamented shield.
Legend around: *MONETA*NOUA*ARGENTEA*ANNO*1644**
Coinage: 1643, 1644
References: Fed.1034, 1037; Dav.4348; KM.5.1

THALER

Type II

Thaler, 1645
Data: Ag, 28.75 g, 46.0 mm
Description: Obv: Different bust of Jacob right.
Legend around: *IACOB:D:G:DVCIS CURLANDIAE & SEMGALLIAE
Rev: 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania within shield.
Legend around: *MONETA NOVA ARGENTEA:ANNO:1645:.
Coinage: 1645, 1646
References: Fed.1039, 1041; Dav.4349; KM.5.2

DUCAT

Ducat, 1646
Data: Au 986, 3.43 g, 24.0 mm
Description: Obv: Bust of Jacob right.
Legend around: *IACOBI:D:G:DVCIS.CVRLAND:-SEMGAL:
Rev: 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania.
Legend around: *:MONETA NOVA.AVREA:ANNO:1646.
Coinage: 1644-1646
References: Fed.1036, 1038, 1040; KM.7

10 DUCATS

Data: Au 986, 34.40 g, 45.0 mm
Description: Obv:
Rev:
Coinage: 1644
References: Fed.1035; KM.8

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