1061583 | AUSTRIAN STATES. Salzburg. Hieronymus Graf Colloredo.
(Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg , 1772-1803). 1782 AV 6 Ducats or Medal of 6 Ducats. NGC MS63✭ PL (Prooflike).
By Matzenkopf. Edge: Plain. 33mm. 20.88gm. Bust of Colloredo, right; signed below truncation /
PRINCEPS POPULUSQ IUVAVIENS. Temple inscribed, D • O • M • in gable, rays inside; in exergue, SEC: IUB: XII./ CIↃIↃCCLXXXII/ F • M • (signature). KM 448. Rare; Zöttl 3128; Fr.-885.
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the monastery. Very rare, donative or medallic type listed by both KM and Friedberg as a 6 Ducats (KM448-- "Rare", Fr-885-- "Rare"). Superb surfaces and fully prooflike; Given the star designation by NGC for exceptional eye appeal.
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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].