||Ladislaus V (1453-57) Goldgulden c.1457, Hermannstadt mint, Fr-16, Huszar-637, Rethy-171, MS62 NGC. Obv. + LADISLAVS ? D ? G ? R ? VnGARI? ?, quartered arms of Hungary-Bohemia-Austria-M?hren in beaded border. Rev. ? S ? LADISL | AVS ? R?X, St. Ladislaus standing facing, an axe in his right hand and an orb in his left; h-O on either side. A very choice example of this type, sharply struck with nearly full details. The reverse border treads slightly off-flan and numerous die-working marks are visible in the fields, typical for goldgulden of this period. Ladislaus spent much of his minority in the guardianship (more accurately, as a prisoner) of his cousin, the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich III. He was released in 1452 and assumed rule upon the resignation of his regent, Johann Hunyadi. Known as Ladislaus the Posthumous, he earned his moniker by his birth four months after the death of his father, Albrecht II von Hapsburg. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.