Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1618 thaler Dav-6303
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 796 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$248 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND -Wolfenbüttel Friedrich Ulrich, 1613-1634. Taler 1618. Henkelspur? Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Frederick Ulrich, 1613-34, thaler of 1618. Perhaps mounted, very fine.)"
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 27.26 g.
Catalog reference: KM-52.1; Dav-6303; Welter-1057A.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- 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.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.