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1929 Austria 2 Groschen Krückenkreuz cross potent Fatherland Front coin jewelry Vienna Graz Linz Innsbruck Salzburg Tyrol Klagenfurt Villach Styria Wels Sankt Pölten Christian Catholic n002016

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Austria 2 Groschen {1925-1938} 3S

First Republic

front: Cross potent

A cross potent also known as a crutch cross, is a form of heraldic cross with crossbars or "crutches" at the four ends. In German, it is known as a Krückenkreuz (literally "crutches cross"). Potent is an old word for a crutch, from a late Middle English alteration of Old French potence 'crutch', from Latin potentia 'power' (which in medieval Latin meant 'crutch'). The term potent is also used in heraldic terminology to describe a 'T' shaped alteration of vair, and potenté is a line of partition contorted into a series of 'T' shapes.

Upon the passage of the 1924 Schilling Act it was used as a national symbol of the Austrian First Republic, minted on the back of the Groschen coins. In 1934 it became the emblem of the Austro fascist Federal State of Austria, adopted from the ruling Fatherland's Front, an authoritarian traditionalist political organisation led by Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss.

Translation: Austria

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Bronze coin
• diameter: 19 mm
• weight: 3.3 g

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