German States: Breslau. Karl Ferdinand of Poland Octagonal Klippe gold 3 Ducats 1653,...
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Highly Desirable Octagonal Klippe
Breslau, situated along the Oder River in Lower Silesia, was first settled under Bohemian control in the 10th century. Vital for its placement along several trade routes, the city over time passed through the control of Poland, the Austrian Empire, Prussia and Germany. During 17th century, while under occupation by Saxon and Swedish troops, the city was a focal point of the Counter-Reformation, and the Austrian emperor encouraged Catholic settlement in Breslau. Much of the city's present-day feel can be attributed to this period of growth. During the period in which the present coin was struck, Breslau operated as a Bishopric, with right to coin being held by the Bishop. Today, Breslau, now known as Wroclaw, is the largest city in western Poland and has a population over 600,000.
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