1074762 | AUSTRIA. Emperor Maximilian I & Mary of Burgundy. 1969 Platinum 2 Piece Medals Set. PCGS SP67-SP66.
Vienna. Edge: (crossed hammers) BRIXLEgger AUSBEUTE (crossed hammers) [999.9] (crossed hammers) BRIXLEgger AUSBEUTE . 34mm. 69.76gm., ea. 34.13gm. ETA - TIS •19•; ETA - TIS •20•. Busts to right /
Dates and shields of arms; 1519-1969; 1969. cf. Müseler 45/46 (in gold)
Struck from ore yielded by the Brixlegg mining works and minted to commemorate the marriage of Maximilian of Austria and Maria of Burgundy upon the 450th anniversary of the death of the Emperor (1519). Struck in 999.9 fine platinum.
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As the heir presumptive, Mary of Burgundy singed the Great Privilege and then reigned from 1477 to 1482. Soon after assuming control of the Burgundian State, she married the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, two years her junior and the future Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Mary's marriage into the House of Habsburg initiated two centuries of contention between France and the Habsburgs, a struggle that climaxed with the War of the Spanish Succession in the years 1701–1714.