Breisach 1572 guldenthaler Dav-10013

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Kunker sale 293, lot 719
city of Breisach in 1648
This specimen was lot 719 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €4,800 (about US$6,470 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BREISACH, STADT, Guldentaler (60 Kreuzer) 1572, mit Titel Ferdinands I. Stempel von Hans Schweiger, Basel. Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Jäger, Auktion O. Helbing Nachf. 52, München 1927, Nr. 248. Der vorliegende Guldentaler zeigt das Renaissanceporträt des Kaisers Ferdinand I. obwohl dieser bereits am 25. Juli 1564 verstorben war. (Germany, city of Breisach, gulden thaler (sixty kreuzer) of 1572, struck in the name of Ferdinand I, dies by Hans Schweiger of Basel. Very scarce, especially in this quality. Very attractive example with beautiful toning, very fine to extremely fine. The present specimen shows the Renaissance portrait of the emperor altho he died eight years before this issue.)"
Breisach was an imperial city on the banks of the Rhine surrounded by the Austrian Breisgau. It was captured and occupied by the French several times in the seventeenth century but never annexed. It eventually passed to Baden in one of Napoleon's mediatizations and we have filed this issued with Baden. The last coinage from the town was a siege issue in 1633.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Berstett - (vgl. 71); Dav-10013.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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