Presentation of coins


This catalogue lists those thalers that were minted by Archduke Ferdinand II between 1577 and 1595 in the Tyrolean mint in Hall and that differ from each other in their main characters (age of the figure, armour, and circumscription including the separator symbols). Variants within the main types, differing only in the layout, shall not be explicitly listed, whereas the numbers of such variants are given in the format as in Figure 6.

Figure 6: Display format in the list

Variants not listed but referred to by their number are identical in all elements used in the identification (c.f. in entry Identification / Method of identification) and differ from the coin displayed only in their layout as e.g. in Figure 5. Reference is given to Tursky's listing by the sequence numbers of obverse and reverse separated by hyphen and by the variant therein after a slash. Davenport listing [1] is also referred, where relevant.

Figure 7: Conversion of symbols to printable characters

Symbols separating parts in the circumscriptions are sometimes very specific, having no corresponding printable characters. Such symbols are converted in the text into printable characters according to the legend as in Figure 7.

The sheep of the Order of the Golden Fleece, dividing the circumscription at the bottom of the reverse is substituted by a printable character as in Figure 8.

Figure 8: Representation of Order of the Golden Fleece

Circles under circumscriptions may have five forms as seen in Figure 9.

Figure 9: Circle types below circumscriptions

Unless otherwise stated in the descriptions, circles are of normal type.

Examples of the presentation of coins in the catalogue are shown below. Further examples are presented under the entry Gallery.