Bohemia (1612-19) 2 thaler Dav-3065

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4128
This specimen was lot 4128 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 16,000 CHF (about US$18,993 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Matthias, 1612-1619 Doppeltaler o. J. Prag "Doppelter Dreikaisertaler". Vorzüglich, Alte Kabinettpatina. (Holy Roman Empire, Matthias, 1612-19, undated double "three emperor" thaler of the Prague mint. Extremely fine, old cabinet toning.)"
This issue, one of several (including Dav-3066) featuring the "three emperors," is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 58.36 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3065; Dietiker 537. Doneb. 1891, KM 131 (listed under Bohemia).

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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