Bohemia 1582 thaler Dav-8080

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4115
This specimen was lot 4115 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 2,400 CHF (about US$2,849 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Rudolf II. 1576-1612 Taler 1582. Budweis Münzmeister Christoph Schönfeld. Sehr selten. Gutes sehr schön. Schöne Kabinettpatina. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1582, Budweis mint, mintmaster Christoph Schönfeld. Very rare, Good very fine, nice cabinet toning.)"
Budweis, a rather obscure mint in Moravia, produced this type 1579-88. Undated specimens exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.85 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8080; Dietiker 376. Doneb. 1431.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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