1 Kreuzer - Friedrich III Graz


Country Duchy of Styria
(Austrian states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1480-1488
Value 1 Kreuzer (1)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.1 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References CNA# Fb 23
Corpus Nummorum Austriacorum, Band I: Mittelalter
by Bernhard Koch
(Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien )


Crowned double headed imperial eagle, legend in gothic characters pour "Fridericus Romanorum Imperator ..." Rosettes pour la ponctuation.

Lettering: FR*R*IMP*A*E*I*O*V


Shield of Styria (spitting panther) over 2 cross patées, the larger one dividing the legend. Date in 2 digits at end of legend.

Lettering: MON NOV STI 88


Friedrich III was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1452 and reigned till 1493.
AEIOU is the personnal motto of Friedrich III and its interpretation is still discussed. See for ex.
Other example for 1480:

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