Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1578 thaler Dav-9063

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1087
This specimen was lot 1087 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$314 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Julius, 1568-1589 Taler 1578. Goslar Lichttaler. Gutes sehr schön. (Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Julius (1568-89), "light" thaler of 1578, Goslar mint, good very fine.)"
This type was issued 1577-82 and is fairly common for the period. The "light" refers to the lighthouse in the wild man's hand, not the coin's weight.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.63 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 576; Dav-9063.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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