Historique: Ernest de Bavière
Born December 17, 1554, third son of Albert V of Bavaria (Wittelsbach family) and Anne Austria, daughter of Emperor Ferdinand 1.He was Bishop of Freising in 1565, Hildesheim in 1575, Munster in 1585, Archbishop-elector of Cologne in 1583 and prince-Abbot of Stavelot in 1581. He was appointed prince-Bishop of Liège by Pope Gregory XIII on June 18, 1581. Ernest of Bavaria will be implacable towards protestants and applied the peace of Augsburg of 1555. It will encourage the progress of the industry, and settlements of metallurgical plants. He instituted a mount of piety and gave his palace of Outre-Meuse to the company of mercy to a hospital that bears his name. He fell ill at Arnsbourg and died 17 February 1612. He is buried in the Cathedral of Cologne.
Avers : Buste de profil à gauche du prince, tête nue.
Obverse: Bust of profile left the prince, bare head.
Revers: Ecu écartelé de Bavière-Palatinat, au-dessus un bonnet ducal.
Reverse: Quartered escutcheon of Bavaria-Palatinate, above a ducal bonnet.
Diamètre: 22,0 à 22,8 mm
Diameter: 22.0 to 22.8 mm
Poids: 1,18 à 2,91 gr
Weight: 1.18 to 2.91 gr
Degré de rareté: Peu commun
Degree of rarity: uncommon
Cotation 2010, valeur conjecture: 100 €
Rating 2010, value conjectured: €100
Gravure d'Augsbourg de 1530