½ Thaler - Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau
Bishopric of Salzburg
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1/2 Speciesthaler (1/2)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Salzburg: Münzen und Medaillen 1500 – 1810
by Helmut Zöttl
A 4 story tower is threatened all around by waves, wind and storm. Legend around for "In Domino sperans non infirmabor".
Lettering: IN DNO SPERANS NON INFIRMABOR
Translation: Trusting in the Lord I shall not be Weakened
Sitting St Rupert above the arms of Salzburg and the Archbishop. Legend around for "Sanctus Rudbertus Episcopus Salisburgensis".
Lettering: SANCTUS RVDBE RTVS EPS SALISBV
Legend from Psalm XXV of the Bible.
The tower is an allegory of Catholicism facing the threat of reformation. The Protestants were expelled from Salzburg in 1688 by Raitenau.
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