1062965 | GERMAN STATES. Pfalz-Electoral Pfalz. Carl Phillip.
(Elector, 1661–1742). (c.1950) No Date AR Medal. PCGS SP64.
Edge: 999 BADISCHE BANK. 34mm. 14.70gm. KURFURST CARL PHILIPP • (1661-1742) •. Facing portrait /
SCHLOSS MANNHEIM// 1720-1760. View of Mannheim palace.
Silver commemorative portrait medal issued by the Badische Bank.
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Carl Philip came from a Catholic background in Pfalz-Neuburg and was a canon of Cologne, Salzburg and Mainz. He had proven himself in the Turkish wars and ruled as imperial governor in Innsbruck since 1705. In 1716 his brother Johann Wilhelm, who had ruled his Palatinate territory (Düsseldorf), died thus making, Carl Phillip the heir to the throne. However, Carl Philip preferred to reside in the Electoral Palatinate and initially lived in the old ancestral castle of the Palatinate Wittelsbach family, Heidelberg Castle. As Elector of the Pfalz he also built one of the largest baroque palaces in Europe in Mannheim.