Detail mince: Austria -- Olmutz. 10 Ducats, 1678. Karl II von Liechtenstein

Austria -- Olmütz. 10  Ducats, 1678. Karl II von Liechtenstein, 1664-1695. Bust of Karl II in chasuble right. Reverse: Mitered and crowned arms, escutcheon at center, date within garniture.

Olmutz, or Olomouc in Czech, is located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Always an important ecclesiastical center, its bishops exerted tremendous influence throughout the Empire. Its silver coinage is quite extensive, but its gold coinage is rare. Multiple Ducats of the 17th century are especially hard to locate, and here is one of the finest extant examples.

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