Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1609 thaler Dav-6285
"ALLEMAGNE, BRUNSWICK-WOLFENBÜTTEL, Heinrich Julius (1589-1613), AR Taler, 1609, Zellerfeld. Droit: Ecu surmonté de cinq heaumes. Revers: Homme sauvage debout de face, tenant une souche. Très Beau." (Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, 1589-1613, silver thaler of 1609, Zellerfeld mint. Obverse: quintuple helmeted arms; reverse: wild man facing, brandishing a tree trunk. Very Fine.)This specimen seems to be a product of the Zellerfeld mint which was operated by mintmaster Heinrich Oeckeler who also worked at the Goslar mint. This type is recorded for both mints. It was issued 1601-13 and is common. The "wild man" design was popular in Brunswick and Hannover at the time and appeared on many different thalers.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, the specimen 29,03 g.
Catalog reference: Welter, 645B; Dav-6285, KM 7.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Philippe Elsen, Vente publique 106, Brussels: Jean Elsen, 2010.