Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Vienna (German: Wien) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.794 million. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen is a Swiss town and the capital of the canton of St. Gallen. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century.
Zug is the capital of the canton of Zug in Switzerland. The name Zug originates from fishing vocabulary; in the Middle Ages it referred to the right to pull up fishing nets and hence to the right to fish.
Die cutter in Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Franconia, Germany from ca. 1742 to ca. 1762. Died in 1766. His intitials are LOOS, L or Lf. He did also work as a die-cutter fur Würzburg from 1762 to 1766. Lit.: Hans-Jörg Kellner, Die Münzen der Freien Reichsstadt Nürnberg (1957), p. 171.
The Normanby Hoard consisted of over 47,000 third century radiates, discovered in 1985 in the parish of Normanby, 12 miles north of Lincoln. It was processed by the British Museum and published by Roger Bland and Andrew Burnett in 1988.
The Guldiner or Guldengroschen was a silver denomination equivalent in value to the golden gulden or florin. It was first minted in Tyrol in 1486, and similar huge silver coins were issued by other authorities (elector of Saxony, dukes of Schlick) soon afterwards. The growing popularity of the Guldengroschen from Joachimsthal (Jáchimov) issued by the Grafen von Schlick as of 1519 introduced the name Joachimstaler (Joachimsthaler) or simply Taler (Thaler) for these huge silver coins, which became much more popular from the mid-16th century onward.