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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Germany| > ME89564
Freiburg (Habsburg), Germany, 1368 - 1399 A.D.
Freiburg was founded in 1120 as a free market town; hence its name. Frei means "free", and Burg was used for an incorporated city or town, usually one with some degree of autonomy. In the 13th century, after the counts of Freiburg raised taxes and sought to limit the citizens' freedom, the Freiburgers used catapults to destroy the count's castle atop the hill overlooking the city center. In 1368, the citizens were fed up with their lords, and purchased the city's independence. The city turned itself over to the Habsburgs, who allowed a large measure of freedom. Most of the nobles of the city died in the battle of Sempach in 1386. The patrician family Schnewlin took control of the city. The guilds revolted and became more powerful than the patricians by 1389.
ME89564. Silver bracteate, Bonhoff 1790, de Wit 2508, LŲbbecke -, gVF, toned, Freiburg mint, weight 0.162g, maximum diameter 16.2mm, late 14th century; obverse head of raven left, crescent to left; reverse incuse reverse of obverse; ex CNG e-auction 247 (12 Jan 2011), lot 430; SOLD











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