Madonna and Child

1633. Austria. Salzburg. Archbishop Paris von Lodron (1619-1653) Taler. Probszt 1197; Davenport 3504. Obv: Crowned Virgin, holding scepter and Holy Infant. Rev: episcopal coat of arms surmounted by cardinal's cap below / St. Rupert standing facing in episcopal regalia, holding salt cellar and crozier; coat of arms below. Wonderful color to this one. PCGS MS-63.

1694. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) Taler. DAV-3510; KM-254. Obv: Saint behind arms. Lustrous with lovely iridescent toning. Rev: Madonna and child over hatted arms. The classical epitome of Salzburg archiepiscopal issues, presented here with exceptional brightness, needle-sharp detail, and abounding watery luster. NGC MS-63. 

Salzburg was the leading trade and religious center of the Austrian-Holy Roman Empire, and one of the most prolific and venerable of the "independent" coining entities. 

Ex. Millennia Collection; Ex Irving Goodman Collection.

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