Hungarian silver obol (1/2 denar) of Sigismund of Laxemburg, King of Hungary (1387-1437), Croatia, Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor

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Cross and four crowns in fields / Coat of arms with additional letters in fields. 11mm, 0.40 grams. Hungarian issue. Husz. 580

Sigismund (Hungarian: Zsigmond, Croatian: igmund, Czech: Zikmund,) (14 February 1368 - 9 December 1437) was King of Hungary, of Croatia from 1387 to 1437, of Bohemia from 1419, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last Emperor of the House of Luxemburg. He was also King of Lombardy from 1431, and of Germany from 1411. Sigismund was one of the driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, but which in the end also led to the Hussite Wars that dominated the later period of Sigismund's life.