Groeschl: coin from Kingdom of Bohemia


1 groeschl, 1782: Kingdom of Bohemia

1 groeschl (gröschl), 1782: Kingdom of Bohemia

Ruler: Joseph II (Josef Benedikt Anton Michael Adam) — the 43rd Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 until 1790, the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa.

EIN GROESCHL - 1782: One groeschl - 1782.

A: sign of Vienna Mint (Münze Österreich), Austria.

Plant wreath.

Common coat of arms of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (the prototype of the modern coat of arms of the Czech Republic): white lion with two tails, red and white eagle, black eagle under The crown of Saint Wenceslas (crown forming part of the Bohemian crown jewels, made in 1346).

  • Copper: 23 mm - 5.59 g
  • Reference price: 23$

COIN GROESCHL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA (1781-1782): groeschl (greschl) = 1/120 gulden

GROESCHL as coin name.
The name of the Central European coin groeschl as well as greschl comes from the quite popular German coin gröschel (from "Gröschlein or Gröschklein" — small groschen /German "klein" — "small"/).
In modern numismatics distinguish these related coins: silver or billon German gröschel/groeschel/greschel and Bohemian-Transilvanian copper greschl/groeschl.
In general, a very strange situation: 5 spellings, in fact, of the same denomination. Although I personally see them as 5 different coin names.