Bohemia 1554 thaler Dav-8046

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Jean Elsen sale 109, lot 1105
Austria 1554 thaler rev JElsen 109-1105.jpg
This specimen was lot 1105 in Jean Elsen sale 109 (Brussels, June 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"EMPIRE, Ferdinand Ier (1521-1564), AR Taler, 1554, Joachimstal. Droit : B. cour. et cuirassé à droite, tenant un sceptre sur l'épaule et le pommeau de son épée. La date dans le champ. Revers : Aigle éployée, tête à gauche, portant l'écu écartelé de Bohême-Hongrie. Très Beau. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, silver joachimsthaler of 1554. Obverse: crowned and armored bust facing right, holding a scepter and the pommel of a sword; date in field. Reverse: eagle displayed, bearing the arms of Bohemia and Hungary. Very Fine.)"
This particular type is a very early thaler; the joachimsthaler is the ancestor of our dollar. Davenport lists this type for 1548-59.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dietiker, 148; Dav-8046.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 109, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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