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1 Thaler - Rudolf III Death

Features

Country Anhalt-Zerbst
(German states)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1621
Value 1 Taler (1)
Metal Silver
Weight 28.45 g
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 4, Dav# 6027
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
European crowns
by John S. Davenport
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Death of Rudolf

Obverse

Armored high-collared bust facing right.

Lettering: MEMENTO - MORI divided by top of head, all in circle

Reverse

11-line inscription with date.

Lettering: NAT: / HATZKEROD: / AN 1576. D. 28 OCT / OBR HOR. 8. POMERID / OBIIT. SERVEST. ANN: / 1621. D 20. AVGV. MED: / DECIM ANTEMERCVM: / VIXISSET ANNOS 44: / MENS. 9. DIES. 22 HO / RAS. 13. CVM. DI / :MID:

Comments

Rudolph of Anhalt-Zerbst (Harzgerode, 28 October 1576 – Zerbst, 30 July 1621), was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the unified principality of Anhalt. From 1603, he was ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst.
Rudolph was the fifth son of Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, but third-born son by his second wife Eleonore, daughter of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1621 

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