½ Schilling - Georg III Schenk von Limburg

Features

Issuer Bishopric of Bamberg (German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1508-1515
Value 1/2 Schilling (1/28)
Currency Thaler
Composition Silver
Weight 1.2 g
Shape Round
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 313423
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References MB# 28,
George S. Cuhaj (editor); Standard Catalog of World Coins (pre-1600) (unpublished). Krause Publications.
Krug Bam# 190a,
Wolfgang Krug; 1999. Die Münzen des Hochstifts Bamberg 1007 bis 1802. Verlag der Münzen- und Medaillenhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany.
Heller# 60
Joseph Heller; 1839. Die bambergischen Münzen chronologisch geordnet und beschrieben. J. G. Sickmüller, Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria.

Obverse

Bamberg arms inside a trilobe with points

Lettering: + MON: GEORGI: EPI: BAMBERGE (date)

Translation: Coinage of George, Bishop of Bamberg

Reverse

Three- quarter length figure of Saint Cunigunde, crowned and nimbate, and holding a scepter in her left hand, and a model of a church in her right hand.

Lettering: SANCT: KVNGVNDE: IMPERATRIX

Translation: Saint Cunigunde, empress

Comments

Cunigunde of Luxembourg was the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry II, and crowned empress on February 14, 1014.  After Henry's death, she lived at Kaufungen Abbey in Hessen, which she had founded, and where she died in 1040.  
In 1201 she was canonized a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.  The model of the church is probably Bamberg cathedral, where she is buried.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1508 
ND (1508-1515) 
1510 
1511  Krug 190
1512  Krug 191
1513  Krug 192
1514  Krug 193
1515 

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