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Post-Medieval Austria – 1632 AD

Emperor Leopold V

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Post-Medieval Austria – 1632 AD

Obverse: Bust of Leopold crowned and armored facing right, holding sword and scepter.
Reverse: DVX•BVRGVNDIÆ COMES•TIROLIS: legend. Crowned imperial eagle within Order of the Golden Fleece.


Obv: LEOPOLDVS • D : G : ARCHIDVX • AVST :, crowned and armored bust facing right, holding sword and scepter. Rev: DVX • BVRGVNDIÆ COMES • TIROLIS :, crowned imperial eagle within Order of the Golden Fleece.

This spectacular post-medieval 1/4 taler features Erzherzog Leopold V, Archduke of Further Austria (Graz, October 9, 1586 – September 13, 1632 in Schwaz, Tirol). Leopold V was the son of Archduke Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand II, father of Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Further Austria. He was Bishop of Passau and Strasbourg (until 1625) and Archduke of Further Austria including Tirol. He was invested as bishop in 1598, as a child, even though he had not been ordained as a priest and became Bishop of Strasbourg in 1607, a post which he held until 1626. From 1609 onwards he fought with his mercenaries in the War of the Jülich succession against Maximilian III, Archduke of Further Austria in Tirol, and 1611 for Rudolf II in Bohemia. In 1614, he financed the construction of the Church of the Jesuit College of Molsheim, inside of which his coat of arms is since prominently displayed. In 1619 upon the death of his kinsman and former rival, he became governor of Maximilian’s inheritance: Further Austria and Tirol, where he attained the position of a sovereign, i.e. Archduke of Further Austria from 1623 to 1630. He had the Custom House and the Jesuit Church be built in Innsbruck. He fought for the Veltlin and defended Tirol against the Swedes in 1632. With his wife Claudia de’ Medici, he became the founder of a sideline of the Habsburg family until 1665 AD, the most recent line of Archdukes of Further Austria. This splendid coin of Leopold V is undeniably one of the finest extant ¼ talers and was certified MS 63+ by NGC. An enticing Renaissance issue, sharply struck and fully detailed. The bust was meticulously engraved with a portrait of Leopold V in sensitively rendered royal regalia.

Value: 1/4 Taler. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 7.30 grams. Mint: Hall (Tryol). Date: struck 1632 AD.
Attribution: Moser and Tursky 469, variety; WAG 46, 1736; Ex. Annemarie und Gerd Köhlmoos Collection Numismatic Rarities and Masterpieces, 1408 (this coin).

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