Brandenburg-Ansbach 1544 thaler Dav-8967

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4794
Ansbach 1544 thaler rev Goldberg 69-4794.jpg

This specimen was lot 4794 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $833.75. The catalog description [2] noted, "German States - Brandenburg-Franconia. Taler, 1544. Georg of Ansbach & Albrecht The Younger of Bayreuth, 1527-1543-1545. Facing busts with date above. Reverse: Floriated cross with four arms in angles. Toned. NGC graded AU-55." 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.

Catalog reference: Dav-8967.

Sources:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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