Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1621 thaler Dav-6303

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photo courtesy Stack's Bowers
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers

This type was struck 1613-28 in Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel and is among the more common thalers of the period. The "wild man" design was popular in Brunswick and Hannover at the time and appeared on many different thalers. Duke Freidrich Ulrich ruled 1613-34. This specimen was lot 1506 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (Irvine, July 2011), where it sold for $190.90. The catalog description noted, "GERMAN STATES. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1621. Friedrich Ulrich (1613-34). Taler, 1621. Zellerfeld. 11-fold Arms under five crests, Latin titles. Rv. Facing Wildman holding tree at viewer's left, Latin motto DEO ET PATRIAE, For God and Fatherland. Well detailed with light tooling in obverse field, mount removed, and polish. VERY FINE. Ex Joe Lukas, September 1958."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-52.1; Dav-6303; Welter-1057A.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Van Valen, Frank, and Vicken Yegparian, The July 2011 Coin Galleries Sale, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers Galleries, 2011.

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