1 Plaquette Holy Roman Empire (962-1806) Silver

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1753, Liege (Bishopric), Johann Theodor. Rare Silver Plaquette Coin.

Mint Year: 1753

References: KM-152.

Denomination: Plaquette

State: Bishopric of Liége (Belgium)

Diameter: 21mm

Weight: 2.16gm

Material: Silver

The Bishopric of Liège or Prince-Bishopric of Liège was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries in present Belgium. It acquired its status as a prince-bishopric between 980 and 985 when Bishop Notger, who had been the bishop of Liege since 972, acquired the status of Prince-Bishop after he received secular control of the County of Huy from the emperor . The Prince-Bishopric belonged from 1500 on to the Lower Rhenish-Westphalian Circle. It was headed by the Prince-Bishop of Liège. Its territory included most of the present Belgian provinces of Liège and Limburg, and some exclaves in other parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. The capital was Liège (which, as the bishopric, is Lüttich in German and Luik in Dutch). It briefly became a republic (the Liège Republic) from 1789 to 1791, before reverting to a Prince-Bishopric in 1791 then being annexed by France in 1795.

Johann Theodor of Bavaria (3 September 1703 – 27 January 1763), a son of Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska, and a grandson of King John III Sobieski of Poland. In 1743, John Theodore was a cardinal, prince-bishop of Liège from 1744 until 1763, and also prince-bishop of Freising and Regensburg.

Theodor was educated at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria and the University of Siena. He was elected bishop of Regensburg on 29 July 1721, at age 17. A little more than four months later, he was elected bishop of Freising, on 5 November 1723.

Even though Theodor was already a bishop-elect, he wasn’t ordained as a priest until 9 April 1730.

Theodor was created a Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Panisperna on 9 September 1743 by Pope Benedict XIV.   He did not participate in the conclave of 1758 following the death of   Benedict. He was the last representative of the Wittelsbach family to   occupy the bishopric of Liège. In March 1761, shortly after the death of   his elder brother Clemens August, Pope Clement XIII rejected his succession as Archbishop and Prince-Elector of Cologne   because the pope entertained some doubt as to Theodor’s moral conduct.

Theodor was known as a great hunter, patron of music (he played the violoncello)   and theatre, and held a splendid court at Liège. He was said to have   had affairs with several women despite his clerical status and was liked   by the inhabitants of the bishopric. Asthmatic and tubercular, he gave   into the advice of his doctor, a physician named Steppler (a German from   Munich), who claimed that his sickness originated from coal vapours. He   thus went for regular stays in Germany, though this did not improve his   health.

Theodor died on 27 January 1763, in Liège, Belgium. He was buried in   Saint-Lambert Cathedral in Liège while his heart was buried in Grace   Chapel, Altötting.

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1753, Liege (Bishopric), Johann Theodor. Rare Silver Plaquette Coin. PCGS MS-63! Mint Year: 1753 References: KM-152. Denomination: Plaquette State: Bishopric of Liége (Belgium) Condition: Certified and graded by PCGS as MS-63! Diameter: 21mm Weight: 2.16gm Material: Silver The ...

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