1061582 | AUSTRIAN STATES. Salzburg. Hieronymus Graf Colloredo.
(Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg , 1772-1803). 1772-Dated AV Donative or Medal of 12 Ducats. NGC MS62.
By Krafft. Edge: Plain. 37.5mm. 41.59gm. Bust of Colloredo, right; signed below truncation /
PROVIDUM IMPERIUM FELIX. Seated female allegorical figure of Patrona loci, right holding a Staff of Hermes in her right hand and her arm supported on a shield decorated with the head of Janus. The city of Salzburg from the east, in the background. Unlisted in Probst; HZ 3179; Zöttl-3120; BR-4414.
Lustrous prooflike surfaces, extremely rare.
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Hieronymus Joseph Franz de Paula Graf Colloredo von Wallsee and Melz (1732-1812) was Prince-Bishop of Gurk from 1761 to 1772 and Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1772 until 1803, when the prince-archbishopric was secularized. After secularization, Colloredo fled to Vienna and remained the non-resident archbishop of Salzburg, bereft of temporal power, until his death in 1812. He is most famously known as a patron and employer for Mozart. [Wikipedia].