1 Ducat 1589, Prague, Mintmaster Lazar Ercker
A very beautiful coin, sharp struck with stunning details on the king’s armour. Only one piece graded by NGC/PCGS. Very rare, extremely rare as mint state.
Rudolf II was excellent as a cultural person. He protected and support art and academics. Such as Surfery, Spranger, Tintoretto, Arcimboldo, Hans von Aachen, Adrian de Fries etc. Rudolf II also helped developed the famous Czech glass craft (Bohemian crystal) to global level. He was also patron of alchemist and astronomers as a Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler.