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Offline chrisild

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2017, 10:34:25 PM »
Not me. ;)  An interesting Slovak Koruna booklet (PDF) published by the central bank says that this is an "Octagonal wooden belfry with a shingle roof, erected in Zemplin in the early 19th century by unknown folk builders."

Problem is that Zemplín is not a town but a region. Here (last picture at the bottom) is a similar tower, but it is not quite what you see on the coin ...

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2017, 10:51:01 PM »
According to Gerhard Schön's Weltmünzkatalog 1901-2000 it is a wooden clocktower made in the 19th century in Zemplín that can be seen in the Museum of Košice. It does not appear to be a very well known thing over there so surprising it was used on the standard coins. Below an image of it:

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2017, 11:19:02 PM »
Excellent! I am glad I have found it. I am such a genius for asking.  8)

Image courtesy of coinz.eu.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 11:23:32 PM »
And I am too late again. ;) Was about to add an image. Well, the tower used to be in Kožuchovce ...

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2019, 11:22:14 PM »
Spain, 1/2/5 cent: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2019, 11:58:08 PM »
Austria, 10 cent: Vienna Architecture - St Stephen's Cathedral.