Friday, 18.10.2019

Tag: Germany (Early Modern Period)


Gold from German Rivers

In the 18th and 19th centuries many rulers were proud to have their gold coins minted from local precious metal, especially when the gold came from their rivers. A film shows wonderful specimens from Künker’s Spring auction 321 and explains the historical background.

The first coronation of a German Emperor in Frankfurt

The coronation of Maximilian II in Frankfurt set the tone for a period of religious peace in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation: The pragmatic politician was willing to break new ground, including for his own coronation.