Brandenburg-Ansbach 1541 thaler Dav-8967

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Sincona sale 20, lot 2378
Sincona sale 43, lot 2054
The first specimen was lot 2378 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 260 (about US$326 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Taler 1541. Schwabach. Gutes sehr schön. (good very fine.)" The second specimen was lot 2054 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$418 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Brandenburg-Franken, Markgrafschaft, Georg und Albrecht, 1527-1545 Taler 1541. Schwabach. Fast vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Franconia, George and Albrecht, 1527-45, thaler of 1541, Schwabach mint. About extremely fine, Attractive patina.)"
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. This type is listed for 1538-47 and is fairly common for a sixteenth century thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the first specimen 28.91 g, the second specimen 28.97 g.

Catalog reference: von Schrötter 695, Repertorium 1C.3.4.4/15, KM-MB33, Dav-8967.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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