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Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary emerged in 1000 when the Principality of Hungary, founded in 896, was recognized as a Kingdom. The form of government was changed from Monarchy to Republic briefly in 1918 and again in 1946, ending the Kingdom and creating the Republic of Hungary. The Kingdom of Hungary consisted of present-day Hungary, Transylvania (in present-day Romania), Slovakia, Carpatho Ruthenia (in present-day Ukraine), Vojvodina (in present-day Serbia), Burgenland (in present-day Austria), Slavonia, Dalmatia (present day Croatia), and other smaller territories surrounding present-day Hungary's borders. Attila was regarded as an ancestral ruler of the Hungarians, however, this claim is rejected by most scholars today. The first kings of the Kingdom were from the Árpád dynasty and the first Christian King was Stephen I of Hungary who was canonized as a Catholic saint.


Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME38262. Silver denar, F, weight 0.405 g, maximum diameter 13.6 mm, die axis 285o, Kremnitz mint, 1624; obverse FER ? II ? D ? G ? R ? I ? S ? A ? G ? H ? B ? R ?, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and double cross in crown on thee hills), K?B (privy mark) in fields; reverse PATRO ? HVNGA ? 1624 ?, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Kingdom of Hungary, 14th Century
Click for a larger photo Under the common King of Hungary and Croatia, Croatia had a degree of independence and the ban (a title similar to viceroy) was entitled to mint coinage. The Croatian banovac, with an inscription ending SCLAVONIA, was struck in large quantities from 1235 to 1384 and grew to overshadow the main Hungarian issues. This very rare "Hungarian banovac" with an inscription ending VNGARIA was part of an attempt to revitalize the main currency of the Kingdom.
ME50464. Silver banovac (baski denar), VF/F, weight 0.579 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 180o, obverse + MOnETA REGIS P VnGARIA, marten left, six pointed stars above and below; reverse patriarchal cross, star - crescent flanking in upper fields, confronted crowned heads flanking in lower fields; very rare; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs, starting with Ferdinand I.
ME35541. Silver denar, Uncirculated (NNC MS-62), Kremnitz mint, 1539; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1539•, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Bela III, 1172 - 1196
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ME56308. Bronze AE 27, Huszár 72, aEF, weight 2.476 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 180o, obverse SANCTA mARTIA, Virgin Mary seated facing, infant Christ in left, scepter in right; reverse REX BELA REX SCS, two kings seated facing, with cruciform scepters in right; large flan; SOLD

Hungary, Bela III, 1172 - 1196
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ME56309. Bronze AE 27, Huszár 72; scyphate flan, aEF, weight 3.884 g, maximum diameter 26.4 mm, die axis 180o, obverse SANCTA mARTIA, Virgin Mary seated facing, infant Christ in left, scepter in right; reverse REX BELA REX SCS, two kings seated facing, with cruciform scepters in right; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME37486. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.492 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 45o, Kremnitz mint, 1518; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1518 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K–G (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. This battle put an end to the independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38290. Silver denar, VF/F, weight 0.562 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 0o, 1520; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1520 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K - A (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38292. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.595 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 90o, 1520; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1520 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K–A (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38297. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.499 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 195o, 1521; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1521 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K–A (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38299. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.428 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 225o, 1521; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1521 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K–A (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38301. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.45 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 225o, 1523; obverse 1523, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), ornaments either side; reverse crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, L-K (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME48726. Silver denar, Huszár 722, VF, weight 0.592 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 135o, Kremnitz mint, obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K - P (privy mark) across fields, rosette right; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME48724. Silver denar, Huszár 717, VF, weight 0.537 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, obverse MATHIE R HVNGAR, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGAR, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her arms, K - V/A (privy mark) across fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME48718. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, weight 0.694 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 255o, Kremnitz mint, 1541; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1541•, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53881. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia).
ME37488. Silver denar, Huszár 841, VF, weight 0.488 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 135o, Kremnitz mint, 1527; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1527 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, L–K (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Hungarian Army was half the size of the Suleiman's force. The Ottoman army was fatigued by a long march and struggled through the marshy terrain. But Louis did not attack; it would have been unchivalrous to attack the enemy when they were not yet ready for battle. More than 14,000 Hungarian soldiers, more than half the army, were killed in the battle. During retreat the Hungarian king fell from his horse in a river and was drowned by his heavy armor. Then next day, Suleiman gave orders to keep no prisoners; 2,000 were massacred. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs, beginning with Ferdinand I.
ME48717. Silver denar, Huszár 841, gVF, toned, weight 0.494 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 150o, Kremnitz mint, 1525; obverse LVDOVIGVS R VNGARI 1525, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATRONA VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in arms, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME48727. Silver denar, Huszár 935, aVF, weight 0.570 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1529; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1529•, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Anonymous, 12th Century (Possibly Bela II, 1131 - 1141)
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ME50467. Bronze denar, Huszár 99 (rarity 6), Unger 52 var., Réthy I 87, VF, small flan crack, weight 0.226 g, maximum diameter 11.8 mm, obverse cross pattée, pellet within a crescent in each quarter; reverse lines instead of legend around, small cross with wedges in angles in inner circle; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53147. Silver denar, Huszár 935, Choice gVF, weight 0.549 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 270o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53864. Silver denar, Huszár 935, Choice gVF, weight 0.503 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 45o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53876. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, toned, weight 0.570 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 225o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
Click for a larger photo In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Hungarian Army was half the size of the Suleiman's force. The Ottoman army was fatigued by a long march and struggled through the marshy terrain. But Louis did not attack; it would have been unchivalrous to attack the enemy when they were not yet ready for battle. More than 14,000 Hungarian soldiers, more than half the army, were killed in the battle. During retreat the Hungarian king fell from his horse in a river and was drowned by his heavy armor. Then next day, Suleiman gave orders to keep no prisoners; 2,000 were massacred. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs, beginning with Ferdinand I.
ME48720. Silver denar, Huszár 841, VF, weight 0.614 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 255o, Kremnitz mint, 1519; obverse LVDOVIGVS R VNGARI 1519, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATRONA VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in arms, K - G (privy mark) across fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME48723. Silver denar, Huszár 935, VF, weight 0.572 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 225o, Kremnitz mint, uncertain date; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•[15...]•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME50141. Silver denar, Huszár 935, aVF, holed, weight 0.584 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 90o, Kremnitz mint, 1555; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1555•, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, baby Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Maximilian II, 1564 - 1576
Click for a larger photo Maximilian II, the son of Ferdinand I and the nephew of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made King of Bohemia and the Romans (Germany) in 1562. The following year he was made King of Hungary and Croatia, and in 1564, he became Holy Roman Emperor. Maximilian was a religious moderate who, though Catholic himself, was close with a number of Protestant princes. He unsuccessfully petitioned Pope Pius IV to make a number of reforms, including allowing clergy to marry.
ME53119. Silver denar, Huszár 992, gVF, weight 0.425 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 315o, Kremnitz mint, 1571; obverse MAX ? II ? D ? G ? E ? RO ? I ? S ? AV ? GE ? HV ? BO ? R, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA ? ? VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; scarce; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53122. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, weight 0.553 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 225o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Maximilian II, 1564 - 1576
Click for a larger photo Maximilian II, the son of Ferdinand I and the nephew of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made King of Bohemia and the Romans (Germany) in 1562. The following year he was made King of Hungary and Croatia, and in 1564, he became Holy Roman Emperor. Maximilian was a religious moderate who, though Catholic himself, was close with a number of Protestant princes. He unsuccessfully petitioned Pope Pius IV to make a number of reforms, including allowing clergy to marry.
ME53164. Silver denar, Huszár 992, Nice VF, toned, weight 0.501 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1570; obverse MAX • II • D • G • E • RO • I • S • AV • GE • HV • BO • R, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; scarce; SOLD

Hungary, Maximilian II, 1564 - 1576
Click for a larger photo Maximilian II, the son of Ferdinand I and the nephew of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made King of Bohemia and the Romans (Germany) in 1562. The following year he was made King of Hungary and Croatia, and in 1564, he became Holy Roman Emperor. Maximilian was a religious moderate who, though Catholic himself, was close with a number of Protestant princes. He unsuccessfully petitioned Pope Pius IV to make a number of reforms, including allowing clergy to marry.
ME53190. Silver denar, Huszár 992, gVF, weight 0.494 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 180o, Kremnitz mint, 1571; obverse MAX • II • D • G • E • RO • I • S • AV • GE • HV • B • R, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; very nice for the type; scarce; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME53237. Silver denar, Huszár 722, gVF, weight 0.591 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 270o, Kremnitz mint, obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K-P/rosette (privy mark) across fields; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME53238. Silver denar, Huszár 722, gVF, weight 0.462 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K - P (privy mark) across fields, rosette right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME37494. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.399 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1629; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and double cross in crown on thee hills), K–B (privy mark) in fields, 1629 above; reverse PATRONA • HVNGARI •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand III, 1637 - 1657
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand III was the eldest son of Emperor Ferdinand II from the house of Habsburg and his first wife, Maria Anna of Bavaria. He hoped to be able to make peace quickly with France and Sweden, but the war dragged on for another 11 years, finally coming to an end with the Peace of Westphalia.

In the Peace of Westphalia, his full titles are given as: "Ferdinand the Third, elected Roman Emperor, always August, King of Germany, Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Luxemburg, of the Higher and Lower Silesia, of Wurtemburg and Teck, Prince of Swabia, Count of Habsburg, Tyrol, Kyburg and Goritia, Marquess of the Sacred Roman Empire, Burgovia, the Higher and Lower Lusace, Lord of the Marquisate of Slavonia, of Port Naon and Salines."

ME37495. Silver denar, F, crease, weight 0.548 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 180o, Kremnitz mint, 1639; obverse FER • III • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and double cross in crown on thee hills), K–B (privy mark) in fields; reverse PATRO • HVNGA • 1639 •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME38250. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.439 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 315o, Kremnitz mint, 1593; obverse RVD • II • RO • I • S • AV • G • H • B • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATR * 1593 * HVNG, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME38251. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.446 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, die axis 260o, Kremnitz mint, 1593; obverse RVD • II • RO • I • S • AV • G • H • B • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATR * 1593 * HVNG, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus at her right side, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME38252. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.534 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 135o, Kremnitz mint, 1581; obverse RVD • II • RO • I • S • AV • G • H • B • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATR * 1581 * HVNG, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus at her right side, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME38254. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.610 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1581; obverse RVD • II • RO • I • S • AV • G • H • B • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATR * 1581 * HVNG, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus at her right side, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME38255. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.437 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 279o, Kremnitz mint, 1581; obverse RVD • II • RO • I • S • AV • G • H • B • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATR * 1581 * HVNG, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus at her right side, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME38265. Silver denar, aVF, toned, weight 0.442 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 180o, Kremnitz mint, 1626; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross), K–B (privy mark) and 1626 in fields; reverse PATRONA • HVNGARI •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME38267. Silver denar, aVF, weight 0.533 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 180o, Kremnitz mint, 1626; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross), K–B (privy mark) and 1626 in fields; reverse PATRONA • HVNGARI •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME38272. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.478 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1628; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross), K–B (privy mark) and 1628 in fields; reverse PATRONA • HVNGARI •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
ME38283. Silver denar, VF, weight 0.608 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, die axis 285o, Kremnitz mint, 1632; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross), K–B (privy mark) in fields; reverse PATRO • HVNGA • 1632 •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53111. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, weight 0.441 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 45o, Kremnitz mint, 1551; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1551•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1526 - 1564
Click for a larger photo Ferdinand I, the Archduke of Austria and brother of the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made king of Hungary and Bohemia in 1526, after Louis II was killed fighting Suleiman. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1558; however, the Spanish Empire and other lands went to Charles' son, Philip. Ferdinand's life was dedicated to defending Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
ME53135. Silver denar, Huszár 935, gVF, weight 0.511 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 285o, Kremnitz mint, 1528; obverse FERDINAND•D•G•R•VNG•1528•, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Rudolf, 1572 - 1608
Click for a larger photo Rudolf Habsburg was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1576 - 1612), known as Rudolf II. He was a patron of the arts and assembled important collections of paintings, minerals, clocks, and all sort of mechanical devices and rarities in his castle in Prague. He was also obsessed with astrology and alchemy, many of these pseudo-scientists gathered in Prague. Nostradamus himself composed a horoscope for the prince.
ME53184. Silver denar, Huszár 1058, VF, weight 0.471 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, 1579; obverse RVDO • II • RO • I • S • AV • GE • H • BO • R •, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon; reverse PATRONA • * • VNGARIE, crowned Madonna seated facing holding infant Jesus at her right side, K–B (privy mark) in fields; SOLD

Hungary, Maximilian II, 1564 - 1576
Click for a larger photo On 25 February 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis.
ME53208. Silver denar, Huszár 992, gVF, weight 0.461 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 135o, Kremnitz mint, 1570; obverse MAX • II • D • G • E • RO • I • S • AV • GE • HV • B • R, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; scarce; SOLD

Hungary, Maximilian II, 1564 - 1576
Click for a larger photo Maximilian II, the son of Ferdinand I and the nephew of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was made King of Bohemia and the Romans (Germany) in 1562. The following year he was made King of Hungary and Croatia, and in 1564, he became Holy Roman Emperor. Maximilian was a religious moderate who, though Catholic himself, was close with a number of Protestant princes. He unsuccessfully petitioned Pope Pius IV to make a number of reforms, including allowing clergy to marry.
ME53211. Silver denar, Huszár 993, VF, weight 0.493 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, die axis 180o, Kremnitz mint, 1576; obverse MAX • II • RO • I • S • AV • GE • HV • BO • R, four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRONA • • VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, crowned, infant Jesus in her right arm, K - B (privy mark) in fields; scarce; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME53216. Silver denar, Huszár 717, F, weight 0.506 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 90o, Kremnitz mint, obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K - shield (privy mark) across fields; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME53220. Silver denar, Huszár 722, VF, toned, weight 0.544 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 90o, Kremnitz mint, 1487 - 1490; obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K - P / rosette (privy mark) across fields; SOLD

Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, 1458 - 1490
Click for a larger photo Matthias Corvinus, the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469 - 1490) and Duke of Austria.
ME53223. Silver denar, Huszár 722, VF, slightly curved flan, weight 0.652 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Kremnitz mint, obverse + M MATHIE R VNGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms: Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion; reverse PATRON VNGARIE, Madonna seated facing, infant Jesus in her arms, K - P / rosette (privy mark) across fields; SOLD



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