Bohemia 1593 ducat Fr-85
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Dukat 1593, Prag. Münzmeister Lazar Ercker. Selten. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, ducat of 1593, Prague mint. Rare, Very fine-extremely fine, Slightly wavy flan.)"Prague issued two different ducats in the latter part of Rudolf's reign; this one, with an eagle reverse, struck 1578-1608, and Fr-88, with crowned arms on the reverse, struck 1594-1611. Neither are common despite being produced for many years.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.47 g.
Catalog reference: Dietiker 433, Fr-85.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.