Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1596 thaler Dav-9090

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1094
This specimen was lot 1094 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 425 CHF (about US$534 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Heinrich Julius, 1589-1613 Taler 1596. Goslar Lügentaler. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Henry Julius (1589-1613), thaler of 1596, Goslar mint, the "lying" thaler, very fine or better.)"
This type, called the "lying" thaler, was issued 1596-97 and is fairly common for the period.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.96 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 628; Dav-9090.

Source:

  • 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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