|City of Bologna Imperial City of Augsburg City of Hildesheim|
Reale 1530, Bologna. Ø 22,3 mm, 3,12 g. CNI X p.84 n.4; Muntoni 5; Chimenti 299.
CAROLVS ◦ V ◦ IMPERATOR - design like next coin.
Mezzo ducato d'oro 1530, Bologna. Ø 18 mm, 1,72 g. Muntoni 2; Friedberg 120a.
Obv.: CAROLVS ◦ V ◦ IMPERATOR crowed head to the left
Rev.: Date in between the columns of Hercules, surrounded by laurel.
The ducat (Ø 23 mm, 3,5 g) and the Reale (Ø 22 mm, 3,1 g) are of similar design,
3 Reali d'argento 1530, Bologna. Ø 28 mm, 9,60 g. CNI X, p.84, n.3; Muntoni 3.
similar to the coin above except for: bust instead of head // date around the pillars, not between.
Gold medal in the weight of 2 ducats. Ø ca.22 mm, 6,89 g. Unicum ?
Cast on the occasion of the coronation ?
Crowned bust // personification of justice holding beam scales.
|From Bologna to Augsburg: Charles stayed several months in Bologna and then left for the diet in Augsburg. On the way, he visited Mantua, where he raised Federico II Gonzaga to be Duke, then Trento, where he was a guest of Bernhard Clesio. For the first time he came to Austria, where in Innsbruck a family reunion with brother Ferdinand and sister Maria took place. In Innsbruck died Charles Chancellor Mercurino Gattinara. The emperor arrived in Augsburg in June 1530.|
Gulden, 1527, Augsburg. Ø 21 mm, 3,44 g. khm MK 25837; Förschner 114; Schulten 58
Obv.: +AVGVSTA¤VINDELICORVM - date above the city's shield with a "Pyr"
Rev.: ·CAROLI·AVG·V·MVNVS+IMP·CAES - breast portrait of the emperor with big bow crown
10 kreuzer 1530. Ø 28 mm, 5,6 g. Forster 17; Förschner 203; Schulten 60
Obv.: CIvita·AVGVSTA (crown) VINDELICORum city's shield and crowned double eagle
Rev.: CAROLus·AVGustus·V· 1530 + IMPerator.CAE - Sar half-length picture of the emperor
This coin was minted with interruptions from 1527 to 1533.
Augsburg hosted three important diets during the reign of Charles V.
1530, after the coronation:
The Lutherans drew up the "Augsburg Confession", to which the traditionalists responded with the "Confutatio". A schism seemed inevitable. In 1531, protestant nobles had united in the Schmalkalden League, and Augsburg joined them in 1536.
1547/8, after the defeat of the Schmalkalden League:
Charles dictated an interim solution to the protestants after the "steel-clad" diet, so called because of the presence of numerous imperial soldiers.
1555, after a conspiracy led by Maurice of Saxony:
King Ferdinand was authorized to negotiate the "Augsburg Treaty of Religion". Henceforth, the sovereign of a country could determine wether his subjects were to be Catholics or Lutherans. Clerical estates remained Catholic, and imperial cities could allow parity. The emperor was disappointed but had to accept the outcome of the negotiations. Augsburg decided on parity for both faiths.
4 Dukaten 1528, (minted 1622/30). Ø 46 mm, 15,27 g.
Buck/Bahrfeldt 580; Schulten 1269; Friedb.1311.
In remembrance of the supplementing of the coat of arms in 1528 by emperor Charles V.
Obv.: INSIGnia·A·CAR·V·ROM:IMP - HILDesiae·AnnO 1528 COLLATA·
"Coat of arms granted to Hildesheim by Charles V in 1528"
the new coat of arms, helmet above, and the virgin with rosary
"Charles ... once the happiest and the winner"
effigy of emperor Charles V looking right, with hat and order of the Golden Fleece