Bohemia 1570 guldenthaler Dav-43

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5258
This specimen was lot 5258 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Maximilian II. 1564-1576 Guldentaler 1570, Joachimsthal. Gekröntes, geharnischtes Hüftbild rechts, mit geschultertem Zepter und Reichsapfel worin die Wertzahl 60. Rv. Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit gekröntem Wappen auf der Brust. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, Maximilian II, 1564-76, guldenthaler of 1570, Joachimsthal mint. Obverse: crowned, armored half-length bust, holding scepter and orb bearing the value "60"; reverse: crowned, nimbate double-headed eagle with crowned arms on its breast. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This particular type is a very early gulden, and is a product of the Joachimsthal mint in Bohemia. Davenport does not list it in his catalog of thalers as it is too light. The guldenthaler would soon be shortened to gulden and its weight slide to about two-thirds of a thaler. Bohemia was added to the Hapsburg dominions in 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 24,35 g.

Catalog reference: Diet. 208. Dav-43.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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