10 euro silver coin dedicated to coin dedicated to Maximilian I, knight that more than anybody else embodied this value, PROOF.
This is the first coin of the new series "Knights' Tales".
Maximilian I was born in 1459, at the end of the Middle Ages.
In 1477, he married Mary of Burgundy, which made him not only Duke of Burgundy, but also Sovereign of the knightly Order of the Golden Fleece.
Under pressure from the Estates of the realm, as well as for his own material benefit, he agreed to the expulsion of the Jews from the Austrian provinces of Styria and Carinthia.
Yet Maximilian was also something of a ‘renaissance man’ who could speak seven languages and passionately supported the fine arts.