Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1586 thaler Dav-9064
This specimen was lot 2398 in Sincona sale 19 (Zurich, October 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Taler 1586. Goslar Lichttaler. Sehr schön. (very fine.)" This "light" thaler (presumably referring to the lamp in the wild man's hand and not the weight) is noted for 1583-88. It is fairly common for a sixteenth century thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 29.14 g.
Catalog reference: Welter 578, Davenport 9064.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.