1685, Salzburg, Maximilian Gandolph. Nice Silver 15 Kreuzer Coin.
Mint Year: 1685
Mint Place: Salzburg
Denomination: 15 (XV) Kreuzer
Ruler (Prince-Archibishop): Maximilian Gandolph
Obverse: Papal legate´s hat with twelve tassels above cross, double coat of arms in foliage below.
Outer Legend: MAX : GAND : D : G : AR : EPS : SAL : SE : AP : L :
Reverse: Saint Rupert seated facing, holding crozier and salt barrel, value (XV = 15 Kreuzer) below splitting legend.
Latin Legend: S : RVDBERTVS (.XV.) EPS . SALISB : 1685
The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state of the Holy Roman Empire, roughly consisting of the present-day state of Salzburg (the ancient Roman city of Iuvavum) in Austria.
Since 1648, the Archbishop of Salzburg has also borne the title Primas Germaniae (“First [Bishop] of Germania”). The powers of this title – now non-jurisdictional – are limited to being the Pope’s first correspondent in the German-speaking world, but used to include the right to summon the Prince-electors. The Archbishop also has the title of legatus natus (“permanent legate”) to the Pope, which, although not a cardinal, gives the Archbishop the privilege of wearing a cardinal’s scarlet vesture, even in Rome.
In the Holy Roman Empire, the Thaler was used as the standard against which the various states' currencies could be valued.