Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1588 thaler Dav-9067

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1089
This specimen was lot 1089 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 375 CHF (about US$568 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"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.


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

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