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Introduction » After year 1500 » Rudolf II Thaler Bohemia 1576-1611 fine silver replica coin


        

Rudolf II Thaler Bohemia 1576-1611 fine silver replica coin

fine silver | 40 mm | 28 g

 

Product no.: P6
Material: fine silver
Size: 40 mm
Weight: 28 g
Price:
94.00 EUR (110.07 USD)

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fine silver | 40 mm | 28 g

During the reign of Rudolf II prominent artists of the emperor´s Prague court especially A. Abondio contributed to the high artistic quality of coins and medals. No important changes in the area of coin quality occurred during Rudolf´s reign. Only the small Groschen the only one bearing a value designation in the Czech language was added to the existing coins.Support for science and art was the emperor´s passion. Many artists alchemists astronomers and astrologers stayed at Rudolf´s court including the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and the German Johannes Kepler. Rudolf regarded himself more as a scholar and artist than a ruler. His buyers travelled the whole of Europe buying all the major works of art of the time. Unfortunately the theft of Rudolf´s collections began immediately after the emperor´s death. The members of the Habsburg family divided one part among themselves and another part was carried to Sweden as war booty in 1648.

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