1061589 | AUSTRIAN STATES. Salzburg. Wolfgand Theodorich van Raittenau.
(Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, 1587-1612). 1612 (1928) AV Medallic 1/4 Ducat. NGC MS68.
By the goldsmith Anton Koppenwallner. [--] [cornucopia]. Edge: Plain. 17mm. 2.58gm. SANCT; RVDBERT: EPS: SALZBVRG. Haloed St. Rupert enthroned, holding orb and crozier /
WOLF • TEOD: D: G • - AREPS • SAL • A • S • L (date). Combined monastery and family coat of arms divided into six panels all below a "Cappello Romano" (Cappello Saturno) or Roman hat with tasselated strings to either side; divides date and hallmarks above.
Fantasy or restrike by the Salzburg goldsmith and jeweler Anton Koppenwallner.
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Raitenau was considered well-read, and a follower of Niccolò Machiavelli's ideas. He considered himself a genuine Renaissance prince of an absolutist state. He won fame not only as an art collector but also as a builder who significantly promoted the spread of the Baroque architecture north of the Alps. When Salzburg Cathedral was devastated by a fire on the night of 11 December 1598, he had plans set up for a lavish reconstruction by the Venetian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. The new cathedral was, however, erected under Raitenau's successor.