Hungary 1 Ducat 1563 KB, Ferdinand I


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Country Hungary
Face Value 1 Ducat
Name Hungary 1 Ducat 1563 KB, Ferdinand I
Issue Year / Date: 1563
Production Type Standard
Weight 3.53 g
Size / Diameter 23 mm
Composition Gold
AU / AG Content 0.986
Mint Kremnitz / Körmöczbánya
Mint Mark KB
Obverse Legend: S LADISLAVS REX 1563 K - B; St. Ladislaus standing facing, holding ax and globus cruciger.
Reverse Legend: FER DG EL RO IM S AV GE HV BO R; Madonna and the child
Issue Location Kremnica (Kremnitz / Körmöcbánya), Slovakia
Series Name Hungarian gold ducats
Description Ferdinand I (10 March 1503 – 25 July 1564) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1558, king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526 (after the death of his brother-in-law Louis II, King of Bohemia and of Hungary, at the battle of Mohács on 29 August 1526), and king of Croatia from 1527 until his death. The throne of Hungary became the subject of a dynastic dispute between Ferdinand and John Zápolya, prince of Transylvania. They were supported by different factions of the nobility in the Hungarian kingdom...