Holy Roman Empire, Archbishopric Salzburg, Hieronymus of Colloredo, Taler 1777

On this taler, a work of the engraver Franz Matzenkopf we see Archbishop Hieronymus Count of Colloredo, the very last reigning archbishop of Salzburg (1772-1803). In 1800, Count of Colloredo had to flee the French revolutionary army; in 1803, the Archbishopric Salzburg was secularized. Count of Colloredo, living in exile in Vienna at that time, renounced his claim for worldly power. He remained religious leader of the archbishopric, however.

Year of issue

1777 n. Chr.