German coin

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Alexias
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German coin

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A German coin dated about 1800 showing Alexander and added to my collection. The internet makes it so easy to buy things.
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Re: German coin

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Very interesting..whats relation between
G ermany of 1800 and Α lexander? Imperial ambitions of Germany?
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Alexias
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Re: German coin

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It was minted in Nuremberg, which in the 11th cent was the home of one of the Holy Roman Emperors. I think this was probably minted when Nuremberg was at the height of its power before it became part of the kingdom of Bavaria but I don't know enough to know why they would put Alexander on a penny piece.
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Re: German coin

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That's a very nice piece. I'm sure putting Alexander on their coin had a symbolic meaning. They probably wanted to capitalize on the power of the image of Alexander. That'd be my guess anyway.
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