½ Thaler - Paris von Lodron Consecration
Bishopric of Salzburg
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
|Value||1/2 Speciesthaler (1/2)|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Consecration of St Rupert Cathedral of Salzburg
The Cathedral of Salzburg divides the date. On the left St Rupert, right St Virgilius. Below, the arms of Salzburg divide the legend. Legend (starts 7h) for "Ecclesiae Metropolitanae Salisburgensis Dedicatur 25.Sept ab Paride Archiepiscopus".
ECCLES METROP SALISB DEDICATVR 25 SEPT APARIDE ARCHIE
Translation: Consecration of the Metropolitan Church of Salzburg by the Archbishop Paris.
Bishops carying a reliquary box within a beaded circle, transfer of the relicts of St. Rupert and St. Virgil on 24 September 1628. Legend around (starts 12h).
Lettering: SS RVPERTVS ET VIRGILIUVS PATRONI TRANSFERVNTVR 24 SEPT
Translation: Saints Rupert and Virgilius patrons were transfered on 24. September
The St Rupert Cathedral of Salzburg was finished in 1628 on the site of the former church. The relicts of St Rupert were then transfered.
The same design was produced from 1/4 Thaler to 20 gold Ducat.
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