Austria 1543 thaler Dav-8016

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1960
This specimen was lot 1960 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand I., Erzherzog 1521, König 1531, Kaiser 1558-1564. Taler 1543, Linz. Gekröntes, geharnischtes Brustbild mit geschultertem Zepter nach links. Rv. Links blickender Adler mit Wappen auf der Brust. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Austria, Ferdinand I, archduke 1521, king 1531, emperor 1558-64, thaler of 1543, Linz mint. Obverse: crowned, armored half-length bust to right, holding scepter; reverse: eagle, facing left, supports crowned arms. Good very fine.)"
This particular type is a very early thaler; the joachimsthaler is the ancestor of our dollar.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,74 g.

Catalog reference: Dimt 4.01, Dav-8016.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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