Bohemia 1605 thaler Dav-3028

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1477
This specimen was lot 1477 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,679 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Reichstaler 1605, Kuttenberg. Münzmeister David Enderle. Feine Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1605, Kuttenberg mint, mintmaster David Enderle. Toned, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The SCWC lists this type for 1602-12 under Bohemia. Kuttenberg, now Kutná Hora, was indeed in Bohemia, but was run by the Hapsburgs as an ordinary branch mint. The town was devastated during the Thirty Years War and the mines fell into ruin.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3028, Dietiker 392; Halacka 369; Voglh. 101 III, KM 26 (listed under Bohemia).

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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