1927-A, Germany. Silver 3 Mark " Philipps University of Marburg" Coin.
Mint Year: 1927 Reference: KM-53. Mint Place: Berlin (A) Denomination: 3 Mark - 400th Anniversary of the Phillips University in Marburg Diameter: 30mm Material: Silver Weight: 15gm
The Philipps University of Marburg (German: Philipps-Universität Marburg) was founded in 1527 by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, which makes it one of Germany’s oldest universities and the oldest Protestantuniversity in the world. It is now a public university of the state of Hesse, without religious affiliation. The University of Marburg has about 25,000 students and 7,500 employees and is located in Marburg, a town of 72,000 inhabitants, with university buildings dotted in or around the town centre. About 12% of the students are international, the highest percentage in Hesse. It offers an International summer university programme and offers student exchanges through the Erasmus programme.
Marburg is home to one of Germany’s most traditional medical faculties. The German physicians' union is called Marburger Bund.