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6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Graz

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1522-1527
Value 6 Kreuzer = ½ Pfundner (0.1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 1811-1814,
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 1. Text. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 2. Abbildungen. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
Schult# 4407
Wolfgang Schulten; 1974. Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V. Typenkatalog der Gepräge zwischen dem Beginn der Talerprägung (1484) und der dritten Reichsmünzordnung (1559). Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten, Frankfurt, Germany.

Obverse

Portrait half size facing right, holding a scepter at right hand and the sword at left, within a cirlce. Legend around for "Ferdinandus Princeps et Infans Hispaniae"

Lettering: FERDINAND• PRINC• ET• INF• HI

Reverse

A cross divides in 4 quadrants, each with a shield, Austria, Styria, ancient Burgundy, and Castilla. The cross divides the legnd "Archidux Austriae Dux Styriae".

Lettering: ARCH / ID AV / ST DVX / STYRIE

Comments

The relative positions of the legend and the shields varie. See Markl#1812 with Styrian shield in front of the name:

Photos HD Rauch

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