1855, Hesse-Cassel, Frederick William I. Silver 2 Thaler (3½ Gulden) Coin. aXF!
Mint Year: 1855 Reference: KM-618.1. Denomination: 2 Thaler (3½ Gulden) Condition: Numerous bag-marks and light deposits in obverse, otherwise about XF! Material: Silver (.900) Weight: 37.06gm Diameter: 41mm
Obverse: Head of Louis II as Grand Duke of Hessen left. Legend: LUDWIG II GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN
Reverse: Crowned composite coat-of-arms of Hessen. Triple value (2 Thaler / One Seventh of a Fine Mark / 3½ Gulden) in legend around. Date (18-55) split by order below. Legend: 2 THALER VII EINE F. MARK 3½ GULDEN * VREINS 18-55 MÜNZE *
Louis II (26 December 1777, Darmstadt – 16 June 1848, Darmstadt) was Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1830 until 5 March 1848 (He resigned in the German Revolution of 1848). He was the son of Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse.
He was married to Wilhelmine of Baden who was his first cousin. Through her, Louis had four surviving children - Louis III, Prince Charles, Prince Alexander, and Marie, who became Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia. The last two were, however, more likely fathered by Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, the longtime lover of his wife.
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