This listing is for the EXACT COIN shown in the photos!
- Ruler: Unknown 14th century Margrave of Meissen (Germany)
Year: c. 1300's
Size (diameter): 28mm
- Denomination: 1 groschen
- Material: Silver
Design: Meissen lion rampart on the obverse and a cross fleury, quatrefoil and the abbreviated title of the mint lords on the reverse
The Meissen groschen, also known as the Meißner Groschen or broad groschen, was a silver coin minted in the Margraviate of Meissen (Germany) during the late Middle Ages. It was introduced by Margrave Frederick II of Meissen in 1338/1339 and modelled on the Prague groschen. The coin was minted in Freiberg and Zwickau and featured the Meissen lion rampart on the obverse and a cross fleury, quatrefoil and the abbreviated title of the mint lords on the reverse. The Meissen groschen spread beyond the borders of the Margraviate of Meissen as it was often imitated and countermarked. The monetary value of the Meissen-Saxon silver pfennig decreased over time but it was still used as a currency and had a fixed exchange rate with the Rhenish Gulden.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity and glass top display box as shown in the listing photos.