1604, Pfalz-Zweibrucken, John I "the Lame". Silver 3 Kreuzer (Groschen) Coin. VF+
Condition: VF+ Mint Year: 1604 Reference: KM-2. Denomination: 3 Kreuzer (Groschen) Reference: KM-19 (for the coin) / KM-unlisted (the countermark). Diameter: 21mm Weight: 1.72gm Material: Silver
Obverse: Date (604) above shield coat-of-arms of Paletine Zweibrucken (Pfalz-Zweibrucken). Legend: * IOH . AD ...
Reverse: Crown above double-headed imperial eagle with cross-topped orb at chest, which contains kreuzer value (3). Titles of Emperor Rudolph II around. Legend: RVDOL . II . RO IMP . P . AVG ...
Palatine Zweibrücken (German: Pfalz-Zweibrücken), or the County Palatine of Zweibrücken, is a former state of the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Zweibrücken (French: Deux-Ponts). Its reigning house, a branch of the Wittelsbach dynasty, was also the Royal House of Sweden from 1654 to 1720.
John I of Zweibrücken (known as the Lame; German: Pfalzgraf Johann I von Zweibrücken; 8 May 1550 – 12 August 1604) was Count Palatine and Duke of Zweibrücken during 1569–1604. He was born in Meisenheim as the second son of Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and his wife Anna of Hesse. In 1588 he changed the state religion from Lutheranism to Calvinism. He died in Germersheim in 1604 and was buried in the Alexanderkirche in Zweibrücken.