1792, Saxony, Frederick Augustus III. Silver 2/3 Thaler "Vicar" Coin.Mint Year: 1792 Mint Place: Dresden Reference: KM-1032. Mint Master: Johann Ernst Croll I.
Commemorating the Imperial Vicar position of Frederick August III of Saxony after the death of Emperor Leopold II (1st of March, 1792) and before the coronation of the new Emperor Francis II (5th of July, 1792). Certified and graded by NGC as AU-58! 7gm Diameter: 29mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bust of Frederick Augustus III (as Elector of Saxony) right. Legend: FRID : AVGVST : D : G : DUX SAX : ELECTOR / 1792 Reverse: Double-headed eagle with crowned arms of saxony at chest. Mint master's initials I.
Split by value (1/3) below. Was a prince charged with administering all or part of the Holy Roman Empire on behalf of the emperor. Later, an imperial vicar was invariably one of two princes charged by the Golden Bull with administering the Holy Roman Empire during an interregnum. The Holy Roman Empire was an elective monarchy, not a hereditary one. When an emperor died, if a king of the Romans had not already been elected, there would be no new emperor for a matter of several months until all the electors, or their representatives, could assemble for a new imperial election.
During that time, imperial institutions still required oversight. This was performed by two imperial vicars.
All acts of the vicars were subject to ratification by the elected king or emperor. On many occasions, however, there was no interregnum, as a new king had been elected during the lifetime of his predecessor. The vicariate came to be associated with two counts palatinate: the duke and elector of Saxony (who also held the position of count palatine of Saxony) was vicar in areas operating under Saxon law (Saxony, Westphalia, Hanover, and northern Germany); the count palatine of the Rhine, also an elector, was vicar in the remainder of the Empire (Franconia, Swabia, the Rhine, and southern Germany). The Golden Bull of 1356 confirmed the position of the two electors.
Frederick Augustus I full name. Frederick Augustus Joseph Maria Anton Johann Nepomuk Aloys Xavier. Dresden, 23 December 1750 - d. He was also Elector Frederick Augustus III.The Augustusplatz in Leipzig is named after him. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Germany\German States (up to 1871)". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in this country: AT. This item can be shipped worldwide.