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10 Ducat - Paris von Lodron Consecration

Features

Country Bishopric of Salzburg
(Austrian states)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1628
Value 10 Ducat (22.5)
Composition Gold (.986)
Weight 35 g
Diameter 43 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 132, Fr# 729, Zöttl# 1254 & 1257
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)
Salzburg: Münzen und Medaillen 1500 – 1810
by Helmut Zöttl
(Verlag Frühwald)

Commemorative issue

Consecration of St Rupert Cathedral of Salzburg

Obverse

The Cathedral of Salzburg divides the date. On the left St Rupert, right St Virgilius. Below, the arms of Salzburg divide the legend. Legend (starts 7h) for "Ecclesiae Metropolitanae Salisburgensis Dedicatur 25.Sept ab Paride Archiepiscopus".

Lettering:
ECCLES METROP SALISB DEDICATVR 25 SEPT APARIDE ARCHIE
1628

Translation: Consecration of the Metropolitan Church of Salzburg by the Archbishop Paris.

Reverse

Bishops carying a reliquary box within a beaded circle, transfer of the relicts of St. Rupert and St. Virgil on 24 September 1628. Legend around (starts 12h).

Lettering: SS RVPERTVS ET VIRGILIUVS PATRONI TRANSFERVNTVR 24 SEPT

Translation: Saints Rupert and Virgilius patrons were transfered on 24. September

Comments

Coins produced with the same design from 1/4 thaler to 20 ducats.
Zöttl# 1249, 1251, 1254, 1259
As all those consecration coins, there are variants of this coin: small (42 mm) or large (43-45 mm) and with angel face (illustrated here) on top of reverse in legend, or with a cross:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1628  large angel face
1628  large cross
1628  small angel face
1628  small cross

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10 Ducat - Paris von Lodron (Consecration)