1 Ducat - Ferdinand I Siege coinage

Features

Issuer Archduchy of Austria
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1529
Value 1 Ducat (2.25)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Irregular
Technique Klippe
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 111468
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Markl# 276-286,
Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 1. Text. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
And 1 more volumes.
Fr# 22
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Head right dividing the date above the legend.

Lettering:
15 Z9
TVRK BLE
GERT WI
EN

Translation: Türkische Belagerung von Wien - Ottoman siege of Vienna

Reverse

4 shields around a St Andrew's cross, Austria, Castilla, Hungary, Bohemia.

Comments

Minted during the first siege of Vienna by the Ottomans in September-October 1529 under Soleiman.
Several variants of legend are documented by Markl.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1529  15Z9

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