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Holas Amigos del Mundo Monedas! Fellow coin aficionados, Heron is pleased to
report another addition to the Europa Cental accumulation. This coin issuing entity
has been on Heron's 'want list' since about 1981. Always good to draw a line throughit.
Some comentario prior to presentation: This coin is the only "Q" coin on Heron's
want list. It is now the only "Q" coin in the accumulation. The coin is a 'threefer'.
It is Euro Central, Holy Roman Empire, and a 'wartime' issue. The Thirty Years War.
el Heron was super happy upon receipt of this nice VF coin.
The Coin: Quedlinburg 1/24 Thaler dated 1622. It is Silver & 23mm diam. It is round.
Obverse: A 2-fold Coat of Arms of Ducal Saxony and Electoral Saxony. Legend
surrounding is "MO.NO. D.G. DORO.SOP." This translates to Moneta Nova -
Reverse: Imperial orb with 'z4'. Date is 16 cross 22.
Legend is DVC.SAX.AB.QV. Saxon Duchess of Abbey Quedlinburg.
A Short History of Quedlingburg:
919 - Heinrich First [der Vogeljaeger] crowned 'King' at Quedlinburg.
922 - Town founded.
930 - A convent was founded by Mathilde, window of Heinrich der Vogeljaeger.
960 - Abtei founded.
994 - Imperial Mint established at Quedlinburg - by order of Otto III.
1320- Rathaus constructed. [This has nada to do with rodents].
1539- Stadt Quedlinburg became Protestant.
1697- Town, houses, land, people sold lock, stock & burl sold by Saxony to Brandenburg.
1704- Appears to be last year of issuing dated coins.
1802- Abbey/convent disbanded by Napoleon B.
1803- Secularized & sold to Prussia & became a Principality.
1807-1813 - Occupied by Nap B and merged into Napoleon's Kingdom of Westfalen.
Ruler in 1622 was Dorotea Sophia von Sachsen-Altenburg 1618 to 1645.
Quedlinburg located 12 miles SE of Halberstadt.
Abbey/Convent ruled by women 936 to 1802.
A 'half-timber' haus at Wordgasse nummer 3 in Quedlinburg is supposedly the oldest
existing 'half timber' haus in Deutschland. Built in year 1300.
Q-burg located in foothills just north of the Harz mountings.
On Quedlinburg flag 'Coat of Arms', the dog guarding town is named Quedel.
Heron has been unable to find the 'origin' of the name Quedlinburg. If any fellow
numismaticores has such info, please advise. Maybe the town was named after the
'guard dog'... Quizas? Quien Sabe?
Some info sources for those that demand such:
Coat of Arms German City Quedlinburg in Saxony-Anhalt -alamy.com.
Flag of Quedlingburg -thinkstock.
Quedlinburg-Brunnen am Kornmarkt van der Krogt.
NGC world coins.
KM Coins Germania 1601 to.......
Encyclopaedia Britannica Quedlinburg.
Last Name Meanings & Origins Ancestry.com