Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1611 thaler Dav-6285

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1326
This specimen was lot 1326 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 500 (about US$659 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1611. Zellerfeld Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, thaler of 1611, Zellerfeld mint, nice extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1601-3 in Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel at Zellerfeld (shown here) and Goslar and is among the more common thalers of the period. The "wild man" design was popular in Brunswick and Hannover at the time and appeared on many different thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.99 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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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