An Austrian nickname for the one fourth Brabanter Thaler or Kro- nen Thaler, because it represented the price of admission lo the Kasperle Theater, a kind of " Punch and Judy " show, popular in Vienna. The Swiss use Chasperli as an equivalent.
Hebel, in his Alemanwische Qedichte (iii. 142, 149, etc.), mentions " Ein Kasper lein. "
See Also: Kasperle
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)