Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle 1659-LW 2 thaler Dav-LS165

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Sincona sale 11, lot 814
Celle in 1648. It lies on the Aller northeast of Hannover
This specimen was lot 814 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,714 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND -Celle Christian Ludwig, 1648-1665. Löser zu 2 Taler 1659, Clausthal. Ausbeute. Mit Wertpunze. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle, Christian Louis, 1648-65, two thaler of 1659, Clausthal mint. Countermarked with value, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type depicting the leaping stallion is recorded for 1657-64 in numerous varieties and the single thaler 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.

Specification: silver, this specimen 57.55 g.

Catalog reference: Müseler 10.4.1/45a. KM-242.2; Dav-LS165; Welter-1497.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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