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3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Linz

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1534-1554
Value 3 Kreuzer (1/20)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 503-549
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)

Obverse

Crowned portrait without beard facing right in a beaded circle, of Ferdinand I of Habsburg. Legend (start 12h) "Ferdinandus Dei Gratia Romanorum Ungariae Bohemiae Rex"

Lettering: FERDINAN D G RO VNG BO RE

Reverse

An eagle, head facing right, with halo, with the coat-of-arms of Austria in a beaded circle. The legend incorporates the four end bits of a teutonic cross, a small shield of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) divides the legend below. "Infans Hispaniae, Archidux Austriae".

Lettering: INF / HI AR / CHID / AVST

Comments

Markl mentions numerous variants for the legend and the punctuation Markl#504 to Markl#549.
Variations also for details of the portrait and the eagle: ex pour 1552

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