Artig: coin from the Livonian Order; 3 lübische


Artig, 1389-1401: Livonian Order (Reval)

Artig, 1389-1401: Livonian Order (Reval City)

Ruler: Wennemar (Waldemar) von Brüggenei — Landmeister of the Teutonic Order in Livonia during 1389-1401.

MONETA REVALIE: coin / currency of Reval (the former name of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia).

A cross with three dots in each quadrant.

MAGISTRI LIVONIE: Master of Livonia.

Hollow cross in knightly shield.

The legends on the coin are written in Latin Uncial script.

Reval Mint.

  • Silver: 19 mm - 1.05 g
  • Reference price: 27$

COIN ARTIG — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. LIVONIA — Bishopric of Dorpat, Archbishopric of Riga, Livonian Order (14th-15th centuries): artig = 6 seestling = 3 lübische

ARTIG as coin name.
Artig — small silver coin of Livonia, minted since the 1340s for about a century in a row. The weight was less than 1.5 grams.
The coin was minted by several neighboring issuers: the Livonian Order, the Bishopric of Dorpat and the Archbishopric of Riga (all of these were the lands of Livonia — a historical region in the Eastern Baltic, covering the territory of modern Latvia and Estonia). In the first half of the 15th century, these state entities became part of the Livonian Confederation.
The artig was the basic monetary unit and consisted of smaller coins — 3 lübische (the so-called Lübeck pfennig) or 6 seestling.
Regarding the name of the artig coin: this is a coin denomination that appeared in imitation of the örtug coin, which neighboring Sweden began to issue a little earlier. In fact, artig is the German spelling of the coin name örtug.