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    Leopold the Hogmouth Show Taler 1683 on the Relief of Vienna, Vogl.-239, HCz. 2468, Herstal 1845. Designed by M. Hofmann. The obverse portrays a double eagle brandishing a sword and sceptre atop a globe. The reverse has a 21 line legend describing how the Polish King John III Sobieski, with 20,000 troops, relieved the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683 and drove them back to the Raab, and thereby freed Hungary. By leading the decisive Polish cavalry charge himself, Sobieski was acclaimed the hero of Christendom. AU55 NGC (where described as a taler).

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