newp - 1795 German States Bamberg medal
New arrival for sede vacante / bishopric set. This one is a 1795 sede vacante medal from Bamberg. Struck to commemorate the empty seat upon the death of Franz Ludwig Freiherr von Erthal, the prince-bishop of Würzburg and Bamberg from 1779 to 1795. Slightly smaller than a taler at 37.4 mm; classified as Zepernick 72. My photograhy is hit or miss but I'm thrilled with this iteration as it does capture the color nicely. The pics were snapped outside today using a Samsung 8 phone. Pics are untouched with exception of cropping.
This issue, along with the following piece, were the last bishopric sede vacante issues from Bamberg before losing its independence to Bavaria in 1802.