Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1578 thaler Dav-9063
"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.
- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.