1 Kreuzer - Friedrich III Vienna


Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Friedrich III - V (1453-1493)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1481
Value 1 Kreuzer (1)
Currency Pfennig (800-1500)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.03 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References CNA# Fa 23
Corpus Nummorum Austriacorum, Band I: Mittelalter
by Bernhard Koch
(Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien )


Crowned double headed imperial eagle within a circle, legend around for "Fridericus Romanorum Imperator ..." Rosettes for punctuation.

Lettering: FRID' ROM' IMP' A E I O V


4 shields of Austria, Styria, Tyrol and Carinthia, separated by a cross, in an inner circle.Legend around, date in 2 digits at end. Rosettes for punctuation.

Lettering: MONE' NOVA AVSTR'


Friedrich III was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1452 and reigned till 1493.
AEIOU is the personnal motto of Friedrich III and its interpretation is still discussed. See for ex.

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