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2 Thaler - Ferdinand II - Wedding St Veit

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand II (1619-1637)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1622
Value 2 Thaler (2)
Composition Silver
Weight 58.5 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Her# 1714
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)

Commemorative issue

Wedding with Eleanora Gonzaga

Obverse

Joined portaite of Ferdinand II and Eleonora of Mantua, his second wife. Legend in 2 concentric circles divided below by a small shield of Carinthia (Kärnten).

Lettering:
FERDINANDVS D G R I S A G H ET B REX ETC // ARCHI AVS ET CARINTHIÆ ET D BV ETC
ELEONORA IMPERATRIX G H BO ETC // REGINA DUCISSA MANTVANA ETC

Reverse

3 concentric circles. At centre the imperial eagle, then a circle with 4 ovale shields of Austria, ancient Burgundy, Styria and Carinthia, then a circle with 8 shields of posessions or historical Habsburg territories, including probably Castilla and Leon above, Upper Austria and Tyrol below. The circles are divided on top by twin shields of Hungary and Bohemia, and below by the arms of the city of St Veil, St Vitus and a caldron.

Lettering: DIE STAT S VEIT date

Comments

Exists in 8 versions of the same size ranging from 33.8 g (1¼ Thaler) to 95 g.
Wedding with Eleonora de Gonzage (second wedding for Ferdinand) took place on February 2, 1622.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1622 

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