Brotherhood of the Rooster [10]

760th Anniversary of the Kraków Shooting Society – the Brotherhood of the Rooster

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 15000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: selective gilding
Date of issue: 2018-08-09
Issue price: 150 pln
The reverse of the coin commemorating the 760th anniversary of The Shooting Society – Sharpshooters’ Fraternity in Kraków features the Fraternity’s symbol, the Silver ”Kur”, donated by the Kraków City Council in 1565, with the Fraternity’s seat in the background. Legend has it that the Fraternity received it from King Sigismund Augustus.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
The obverse of the coin depicts the Barbican – the northernmost part of Kraków’s fortifications. It was formerly linked with the Florian Gate, and its main task was to defend the gate. On the eastern wall of the Barbican there is a commemorative plaque in honour of the excellent marksman Marcin Oracewicz, who was a member of the Sharpshooters’ Fraternity.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer

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760th Anniversary of the Kraków Shooting Society – the Brotherhood of the Rooster

The Shooting Society – Sharpshooters’ Fraternity in Kraków is one of the oldest shooting organizations associated with the city’s defence. The Sharpshooters’ Fraternity in Kraków dates back to 1257, when the city was formally established under the Magdeburg Law.

The duty of the burghers was to defend the city. In order to provide them with proper military preparation, it was necessary to organize training for the city’s defenders and to ensure that they are in constant combat readiness. The Sharpshooters’ Fraternity, also known as the Shooting Society, was subordinated to the municipal authorities, and its members repeatedly defended the city against enemy invaders.

The shooting exercises were carried out in accordance with strictly ...

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