This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “History of the Crusades” series, dedicated to the Northern Crusades. In this edition - the Livonian Crusade. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has a wonderful design, in an Antique Finish quality
“History of the Crusades” .The crusade series is continuing with 5 new upcoming coins of the northern crusades.
-Livonian Crusade The Livonian Crusade refers to the conquest of the territory constituting modern Latvia and Estonia during the pope-sanctioned Northern Crusades: performed mostly by Germans from the Holy Roman Empire and Danes, it ended with the creation of the Terra Mariana and Duchy of Estonia. The lands on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea were the last corners of Europe to be Christianized. On 2 February 1207, in the territories conquered, an ecclesiastical state called Terra Mariana was established as a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, and proclaimed by Pope Innocent III in 1215 as a subject of the Holy See. After the success of the crusade, the German- and Danish-occupied territory was divided into six feudal principalities by William of Modena.
-The reverse of the coin depicts Albert of Riga over a terrifying background full of soldiers in battle. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “LIVONIAN CRUSADES” – the name of the coin. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “ALBERT BISHOP OF RIGA” – the name of the crusader and “2018” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the bottom and all around the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issue country and “5 DOLLARS” – the face value. On the top, the inscription: “HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES” – the name of the series and two figures claiming the Christian territory with a Papal Coat of Arms flag.