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Hanseatic League. Free City of Hamburg. Ca. 15th century. AR schilling.
 

Hanseatic League. Free City of Hamburg. Ca. 15th century. AR schilling.


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Hanseatic League. Free City of Hamburg. Ca. 15th century. AR schilling (25 mm, 2.15 g). City gate and towers / Arms over cross. Cf. Gaedchens 907; cf. Saurma 3430, pl. LXI, 1854. Toned VF. Hamburg joined with Lübeck in 1241 to form the powerful Hanseatic League, an alliance of trading guilds that maintained a monopoly over trade around the Baltic Sea littoral.

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