1061284 | DENMARK. Frederick II.
(King of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig, 1559-1588). 1564 AV Ducat Klippe. NGC MS61.
3.48gm. Crowned ornate shield of arms with three lions /
• I •/ DOC/ • HATE •// • 1564 •. Denomination and date. Unlisted in Krause; Fr.-22.
Attractively toned, exceedingly rare.
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The Duchy of Schleswig was located in Southern Jutland covering the area between about 60 km north and 70 km south of the current border between Germany and Denmark. The territory has long been disputed between the two nations, and divided between the two countries since 1920, with Northern Schleswig in Denmark and Southern Schleswig in Germany.
The three lions in the heraldic shield of arms depicted on this coin are derived from the national coat of arms of Denmark, which dates back to the mid-13th century, while the arms of Schleswig typically feature two lions, sometimes crowned, within a shield originating with Erik Abelsøn, Duke of Schleswig (d.1272).