Austria 1621-Klagenfurt thaler Dav-3115

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1033
Austria 1621 thaler rev JElsen 121-1033.jpg
This specimen was lot 1033 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €140 (about US$224 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
" SAINT EMPIRE, Ferdinand II (1619-1637), AR Taler, 1621, Klagenfurt. Pour la Carinthie. Droit: B. cour. et cuirassé à droite, avec une grande fraise. Revers: Aigle impériale couronnée. Trace de bélière. Nettoyée. Très Beau. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II (1619-37), silver thaler of 1621, Klagenfurt mint, for circulation in Carinthia. Obverse: crowned and armored bust to right, with a large ruff; reverse: crowned imperial eagle. Trace of mounting, cleaned, very fine.)"
This type was struck at Graz (Dav-3099, -3100, -3102) and Klagenfurt 1620-21 (Dav-3114, -3115, -3118, -3120, -3121) in numerous varieties. It is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27,72 g.

Catalog reference: KM 340, Dav-3115, Her-455b var; Voglh., 139/II var.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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