||Stephan Bocskai gold Ducat 1606-CV, Klausenburg mint, KM30, Fr-316, AU50 NGC. A rare one-year type, well-struck for the issue with a somewhat wavy flan. The surfaces bear few marks of note and the fields and protected areas exhibit old, reddish tone. Stephen Bocskai was a Calvinist who is famous in Hungary and Romania even today for leveraging an alliance with the Ottomans to force the Holy Roman Empire to concede to religious and constitutional rights for Royal Hungary and Transylvania. The treaty, known as the Peace of Vienna, was signed on June 23rd of the year in which this Ducat was minted.
Realized $4,406.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.