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1744

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1744, Kingdom of Hungary, Empress Maria Theresa. Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. K-B!

Mint Year: 1744
Denomination: Thaler
Mint Place: Kremnitz (K-B)
Reference: Davenport 1128, KM-377.1. R!

Diameter: 41.6mm
Weight: 28.51gm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Diademed and young bust of Maria Theresa with two locks behind neck and one on her left shoulder, oval brooch featuring four diamonds and four pearls.
Legend: MA : THERESIA . - D:G : REG : HUN : BO :

Reverse:
Illuminated standing figure of the Virgin holding baby-jesus child and staff, standing on crescent. Mint initials (K-B) at sides.
Legend: S : MARIA . MATER DEI (crowned hungarian arms) PATRONA . HUNG : 1744

Maria Theresa (German: Maria Theresia, see also other languages; May 13, 1717 – November 29, 1780) was a reigning Archduchess of Austria, a Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and a Holy Roman Empress.

Maria Theresa was the oldest daughter of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Emperor Charles VI, who promulgated the Pragmatic Sanction to allow her to succeed to the Habsburg monarchy. Opposition to her acceding to the throne led to the War of the Austrian Succession in 1740. After Emperor Charles VII, who claimed the throne, died in 1745, Maria Theresa obtained the imperial crown for her husband, Francis I. Though she was technically empress consort, Maria Theresa was the de facto ruler of the nation, and she began styling herself Holy Roman Empress in 1745. Maria Theresa had in fact already begun her rule in 1740 during the Austrian War of Succession.

Maria Theresa helped initiate financial and educational reforms, promoted commerce and the development of agriculture, and reorganized the army, all of which strengthened Austria’s resources. Continued conflict with the Kingdom of Prussia led to the Seven Years' War and later to the War of the Bavarian Succession. She became dowager empress after the death of Francis and ascession of her son Joseph as emperor in 1765. Maria Theresa criticized many of Joseph’s actions but agreed to the First Partition of Poland (1772). A key figure in the power politics of 18th century Europe, Maria Theresa brought unity to the Habsburg Monarchy and was considered one of its most capable rulers. Her 16 children also included Marie Antoinette, queen consort of France, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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1745, Kingdom of Hungary, Empress Maria Theresa. Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. K-B! Mint Year: 1745 Denomination: Thaler Mint Place: Kremnitz (K-B) Reference: Davenport 1128, KM-377.1. R! Condition: Weight adjusting marks (linear in obverse, circular in reverse, both mint-made), cl ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-12-12
1744, Kingdom of Hungary, Empress Maria Theresa. Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. K-B! Mint Year: 1744 Denomination: Thaler Mint Place: Kremnitz (K-B) Reference: Davenport 1128, KM-377.1. R! Condition: Environmental damage (rough surfaces), traces of cleaning (scratches/hairlines), mi ...

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1842, Frankfurt (Free City). Huge Silver Double Thaler (3½ Gulden) Coin. 37gm!

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GERMANY, Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1840-1861), silver double thaler or 3 1/2 gulden, 1841A (KM.440.1). Extremely fine or better.

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AUSTRIA, Leopold I - Leopold II, three kreuzer, 1697 MMW (KM.1230); five kreuzer, 1790A (KM.2061); six kreuzer, 1707 CB (KM.187), 1747 (KM.724); quarter thaler, 1740 ...
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