Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1541 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1081
This specimen was lot 1081 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,512 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Heinrich der Jüngere, 1514-1568 Halbtaler 1541. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Henry the Younger, 1514-68, half thaler of 1541, very fine.)"
This half thaler shows a very early version of the wild man design.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 14.15 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 402. Fiala 47.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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