Breslau 1544 thaler Dav-8993

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1360
This specimen was lot 1360 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 2,500 (about US$3,294 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1544. Vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Breslau, thaler of 1544, extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1543-46 and 1552 from the city; the bishop also issued thalers. Silesia fell under Austrian domination on the extinction of the Hungarian monarchy at the hands of the Ottomans in 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.68 g.

Catalog reference: Friedensburg/Seger 8993, Dav-8993.


  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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