Transylvania 2 Thaler 1627


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Country Hungary
Territory / Region Transylvania
Face Value 2 Thaler
Name Transylvania 2 Thaler 1627
Issue Year / Date: 1627
Production Type Klippe
Composition Silver
Obverse Legend: GABR.G.SA.R.IMP.ET.TRANS.PRINCEPS ; Gabriel Bethlen. Armored bust holding sword right
Reverse Legend: PAR.RE.HVN.DNSSICO.OP.RATI.DVX.1627 ; Crowned supported arms
Description A klippe is a square coin minted on more easily produced square flans either using round or square dies. These coins were originally issued under unfavorable conditions, such as a city under siege.