Brandenburg-Ansbach 1537 thaler Dav-8965
"GERMANY, Brandenburg-Franken, Markgrafschaft, Georg und Albrecht, 1527-1545. Taler 1537, Schwabach. Sehr schön. Schöne Portraits. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Franconia, George and Albrecht, 1527-45, thaler of 1537, Schwabach mint. Very fine, Nice portraits.)"We have filed this under Brandenburg-Ansbach, as it was made there 1537-38, but this type is actually a joint issue of the Ansbach and Bayreuth lines. The Margravate of Brandenburg-Ansbach was ruled by the senior branch of the Hohenzollerns until the time of Napoleon, who confiscated it and awarded it to Bavaria.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 29.10 g.
Catalog reference: von Schrötter 634 b, Dav-8965.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.