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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,
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)
Schult# 4407
Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V.
by Wolfgang Schulten
(Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten)

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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