Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 14, 2018.
Paderborn - 1719 taler
Regensburg - 1763 medal
Brixen - 1791 medal
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Munster - 1761 taler
Eichstatt - 1781 taler
On the laying of the foundation stone of the Trinity Church on 4 July.
View of the church, on the left an angel with a palm branch, on the right an angel with an olive branch, above it the Trinity in clouds/writing in the heraldic wreath.
I don't own either of these, but really like them.
Side note: The coins from Spain (Santiago de Compostela) and Austria (St. Stephen's in Vienna) show existing buildings. The one in the middle is not a cathedral in the sense of a church building, and it was never built anyway. The Katedrala Svobode (Freedom Cathedral) was a proposed design for the parliament of Slovenia shortly after WW2. They ultimately picked a somewhat uninspired architecture ...
Here is another view of that church (Image: ECB). The 2011 issue of the German States series is dedicated to North Rhine Westphalia, the biggest state in DE, and features the cathedral in the biggest city of the state.
On the coin you show, the towers are the most prominent parts. Makes sense as they were added to the medieval building (construction began in 1248) much later, and completed in 1880. Here you see the entire church ...
St. Stephens has one of the coolest roofs. The cathedral is quite visible on the Vienna skyline, and sticks out. You can see it from just about anywhere in the city. This picture was taken from the famous Vienna Ferris Wheel:
Here is one of mine....
AV Dukat ND (1792) Regensburg Mint
Imperial City of Regensburg
Holy Roman Emperor Franz II
This coin depicts City view, with the cathederal in center.
AV 5 Dukaten 1640 Munchen Mint
Maximilian I King of Bayern
Cathederal in city view reverse.
But wait--this one has a surprise...
Cooool piece! I have seen that before but do not have one. This medal, designed by Walter Ibscher, commemorates the "Religion Talks" in Nürnberg: In 1525 the city council organized a theological dispute in order to decide whether the city should be Catholic or Lutheran. Apparently Osiander had the better arguments. The two churches depicted are St. Lorenz and St. Sebaldus; above is the silhouette of the castle.
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