• 10 Groschen 1925-1929, KM# 2838, Austria
  • 10 Groschen 1925-1929, KM# 2838, Austria
Description

Engraver: Heinrich Zita

Obverse

Depicts Margarete Maultasch, facing right, wearing a hat, with mountains in the background.

Margaret, nicknamed Margarete Maultasch (1318 – 3 October 1369), was the last Countess of Tyrol from the House of Gorizia (Meinhardiner). Upon her death, Tyrol became united with the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburg dynasty.

In the fierce dispute over her divorce and remarriage, Margaret received the nickname Maultasch (literally "bag mouth", cf. Maultasche, meaning "whore" or "vicious woman") in contemporary ecclesiastical propaganda. The epithet is first documented in a 1366 sequel of the Sächsische Weltchronik (Saxon World Chronicle); she was also called Medusa by the Florence chronicler Filippo Villani and is further known by a variety of nicknames, including Kriemhild, Medusa, Mouthpoke, Pocket-mouth, Satchel-mouth, the Big Mouth, the Mouth Bag, the Pocket-Mouthed, the She-Wolf of the Tyrol, the Ugly Duchess, and With the Pouch Mouth.

REPUBLIK OESTERREICH
H∙ZITA

Reverse

Value above date within wreath.

10
GROSCHEN
1929

Edge

10 Groschen

KM# 2838 Schön# 42
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Thickness 1.54 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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