1061590 | AUSTRIAN STATES. Salzburg. Markus Sittich von Hohenems. (Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, 1612-1619). 1928 AV 4 Ducat. NGC MS66. By the goldsmith Anton Koppenwallner. [cornucopia] . Edge: Plain. 14.06gm. MARCVS SITTICVS…. Combined coat of arms divided into three panels all below a "Cappello Romano" (Cappello Saturno) or Roman hat with tasselated strings at sides; an annulet to either side above / SANCTVS • RVDBERTVS • EPS • SALIS • (date) •. Haloed St. Rupert enthroned, holding orb and crozier; divides A - K and hallmarks to either side. cf. KM 25; Probst 926; Cf. HZ1103 .
Fantasy or restrike by the Salzburg goldsmith and jeweler Anton Koppenwallner.
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As Archbishop Mark Sittich took up the Counter-Reformation policies of his predecessor and had stern measures imposed on his subjects. According to the resolutions of the Council of Trent, he had the Catholic Corpus Christi fraternity established in order to fight "falsehood and heresy". Mark Sittikus also continued the redevelopment of his Salzburg residence and employed the Italian architect Santino Solari to pursue the reconstruction of Salzburg Cathedral according to plans designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, with the foundation stone of the new building being laid in 1614. Construction of the cathedral wasn't completed until in 1628. [Wikipedia].