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1776, Frankfurt (Free City). Large Silver "Bridge at Hausen" Thaler Coin. XF!

Mint Year: 1776 (1-year type!) Mint Place: Frankfurt (Free City) Reference: Davenport 2227, KM-256. Mint Offiicials: Bunsen & Neumeister (B-N). Condition: Mint-made planchet striae, minor scratches/hairlines in fields, otherwise a nice XF! Denomination: Thaler - Struck to commemorate the opening of the Bridge from  Hausen to Frankfurt in 1776! Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver Weight: 28gm

Obverse: Three allegoric figures (Tyche as personification of Frankfurt standing beneath arms of Frankfurt, flanked by two river dieties, one male and the other female. The female holding a bridge (the Bridge at Hausen) the other is leaning on a prow. Symbols of trade and science beneath two jars from which the rivers Nied and Main are flowing out. Latin legend split by iluminated triangle with god´s eye inside.   Legend: A DEO ET CAESARE ("For God and King!") Exergue: FRANCFURT     Reverse: Turreted crown on wreath, which contains inscription in four lines. Fine mark value above, date (1776) below, flanked by initials of the mint-official and rosettes. Legend: AD NORMAM CONVENTIONIS / X. EINE FEINE MARCK / . B * 1776 * N .

Hausen is nowadays a city district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Ortsbezirk Mitte-West.

Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855 the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. From 1562 the kings/emperors were also crowned in Frankfurt, Maximilian II being the first. This tradition ended in 1792, when Franz II was elected. His coronation was deliberately held on Bastille Day, 14 July, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The elections and coronations took place in St. Bartholomäus cathedral, known as the Kaiserdom (en: Emperor's Cathedral), or in its predecessors.

The Frankfurter Messe (Frankfurt Trade Fair) was first mentioned in 1150. In 1240, Emperor Friedrich II granted an Imperial privilege to its visitors, meaning they would be protected by the Empire. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478.

In 1372 Frankfurt became a Reichsstadt (en:Imperial city), i.e. directly subordinate to the Holy Roman Emperor and not to a regional ruler or a local nobleman.

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