Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1614 thaler Dav-6303

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34693
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This type was struck 1613-28 in Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 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. Duke Freidrich Ulrich ruled 1613-34. This specimen was lot 34693 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $529. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1614. NGC AU-55. Friedrich Ulrich (1613-34). Toned."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6303; KM-52.1.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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