Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1657-HS thaler Dav-6528
This specimen was lot 614 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg. Taler, 1657. Georg II Wilhelm (1648-65). NGC MS-62. Finest certified specimen. Wildman holding a tree to his right, with both hands. Dark iridescent toning with sharp details. From the Rockaway Collection." This type depicting the wild man of the forest is recorded for 1654-64 and is among the common types of the period. The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-57.1, Dav-6528.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.