"Rathaustaler" zu Ehren der Stadt Nürnberg (wohl) von 1689
Picture on front: The goddess Noris sits on a stone pedestal to the left in front of Nuremberg town hall with its open portals. She is wearing the wall crown on her head and holding a freedom hat on a spear and a cornucopia horn. The two Nuremberg coats of arms on decorated shields are leaned against the pedestal. The crowned imperial eagle with the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece around its neck and sceptre and orb in its clutches is soaring above Noris. At the bottom right on the pedestal the signature P H M. Below it a cross as a sign of the mint master. Writing on outside.
Writing on front: SUB UMBRA - ALARUM
Picture on back: Cityscape, a radiant triangle as symbol of the Trinity above it. Writing in the section.
Writing on the back: NUMMUS REIP NORIMBERG / NACH DEM ALTEN / SCHROT UND / KORN
Explanatory text: Despite its medal-like appearance, this piece is a coin, as the medallist Philipp Heinrich Müller was commissioned by the magistrate to cut stamps for a thaler. The depiction on the front refers to Nuremberg's old status as a free city under imperial protection. The veduta on the back shows the city from the north-east with the St. Lorenz and St. Sebaldus churches and the imperial castle. The embossed reference "nach dem alten Schrot und Korn" in the section on the back was primarily made in times of debased currency to identify the coin as good. This was necessary because the minting took place during the so-called "Kleine Kipperzeit" (Small tipper time), which only ended in 1694.