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Silesia, German States, Leopold I the Hogmouth, Holy Roman Emperor, 18 July 1658 - 5 May 1705
Leopold was short and ugly; with an exaggerated Habsburg lip. His speech was awkward, manner uncouth, and personality unemotional and unsympathetic. He was also a man of industry, education, and of some political ability. Strong and healthy, he loved hunting and riding. He also had a taste for music and composed several Oratorios and Suites of Dances. WO76540. Silver 3 Kreuzer, KM Silesia 471, KM Austria 1230, Herinek 1536, gVF, well struck, uneven toning, weight 1.632 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, Silesia, Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland) mint, warden Salomon Hammerschmidt, 1667; obverse LEOPOLDVS . D . G .-. R . I . S . A . G . H . B ., laureate and draped bust right, 3 (denomination) in frame below; reverse ARCHID. A. D. BVR. E. SIL . 16-67 ., crowned double-headed imperial eagle with arms on its chest, holding a sword and a scepter, crown breaking date above, (SHS) dividing legend below; SOLD
Poland, Sigismund III Vasa, 1587 - 1632
WO43675. Silver triple grosch, SCWC KM 31, VF, weight 1.687 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 45o, Krakow mint, 1624; obverse SIG : III : D : G : REX . POL . M : D : I :, crowned, draped bust right with neck ruff; reverse . III . / 1624 / GROS . ARG . / TRIP . REG: / . PO-LO ., Eagle, crowned arms, horseman galloping in upper field, mint-master design in lower field; SOLD
Poland, Casimir IV Jagiellon, 1447 - 1492 A.D.
Casimir IV the Jagiellonian (30 November 1427 - 7 June 1492) of the Jagiellon dynasty, was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1440, and King of Poland from 1447, until his death. This example is a late example; the reverse legend reads MK MONTEA KASIMIR on earlier issues.ME48514. Silver half groschen, Gumowski 451, gF, weight .808 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, Cracow mint, obverse + REGIE * POLONIE, crown within inner border, floret below; reverse + MONETA * KASIMIRI, Polish eagle within inner border; SOLD
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