Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1588 thaler Dav-9067
"Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Julius, 1568-1589 Taler 1588. Goslar Brillentaler. Gutes sehr schön. (Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Julius (1568-89), thaler of 1588, Goslar mint, good very fine.)"This type was issued 1588-89 and is fairly common for the period. The "brillenthaler" nickname comes from what appears to be spectacles (brillen) below the skull in the wild man's hand.
Reported Mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 29.05 g.
Catalog reference: Welter 581; Dav-9067.
- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.