Austria (1564-95) thaler Dav-8094

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Jean Elsen sale 126, lot 950
This specimen was lot 950 in Jean Elsen sale 126 (Brussels, September 2015), where it sold for €200 (about US$267 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Ferdinand, archiduc (1564-1595), AR Taler, s.d., Hall. Pour le Tyrol. D/ B. cour. et cuir. à d., ten. un sceptre sur l'épaule. R/ Grand écu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Fines griffes Très Beau à Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Ferdinand, undated silver thaler, Hall mint, struck for Tyrol. Obverse: crowned and armored bust to right, holding a scepter and a sword; reverse: large crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Fine scratches, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Davenport notes a considerable number of thalers and multiple thalers struck for the archduke, Dav-8088 thru Dav-8103, all without dates. None are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,16 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8094, M.T. 274 var.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 126, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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