https://www.bnt.org.uk/emperor-franz-joseph-i-gold-ducat?___store=bnt_storeview53373Emperor Franz Joseph I 1852-1859 Gold Ducat https://i1.adis.ws/i/MDM/?$mf_Sammlung_VS_RS$&$ps_mf_Produktbild$&muenze_1=emperor-franz-joseph-i-gold-ducat_reverse&muenze_2=emperor-franz-joseph-i-gold-ducat_obverse899899GBPInStock/THEMES/History/DON'T MISS!/Old Coins/GOLD/THEMES/History/World HistoryEmperor Franz Joseph I 1852-1859 Gold Ducat
An historic gold coin minted between 1852 and1859
The obverse of this 19th century gold ducat coin features the youthful profile of Emperor Franz Joseph I, sporting a laurel wreath. Around the edge it reads FRANC IOS I D G AUSTRIAE IMPERATOR (the latter word from which we derive the English word for Emperor).
The reverse design features the crowned double-headed eagle of the Austrian Empire. The inscriptions HVNG·BOH·LOMB·ET VEN andGAL·LOD·ILL·REX encircle the coin's edge.
The emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, Franz-Joseph I reigned from 1848 to 1916 - the third longest-reigning monarch in European history. He was also the uncle of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose fateful assassination triggered the outbreak of the First World War.
He is also well-known for his marriage to Elisabeth 'Sisi' of Bavaria, the hugely popular Austrian Empress frequently portrayed on stage and screen.
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