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Name of Object:

Theresian thaler


Vienna, Austria

Holding Institution:

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Coin Cabinet

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Date of Object:


Inventory Number:

MK_NZ_000651_01 and MK_NZ_000651_02

Material(s) / Technique(s):



The Maria Theresian Thaler, a large silver coin originally created by Queen (Empress) Maria Theresia, minted in Austria until 1890. It was used in the Arabic Peninsula as a means of payment. This coin was countersigned at the Arabian mint of Ras Bab el Mandeb in 1890.

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"Theresian thaler" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;at;44;en

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MWNF Working Number: AT 045

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