Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1627-HS thaler Dav-6307

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photo courtesy Stack's Bowers
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers

This type was struck 1627-35 in Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel and is among the more common thalers of the period. This specimen seems to be a product of the Goslar mint; HS are the initials of mintmaster Henning Schluter. 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 1516 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (Irvine, July 2011), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMAN STATES. BRUNSWICK-WOLFENBUTTEL. Taler, 1627 HS. Friedrich Ulrich (1613-34). Wildman holds tree on left, DEO ET PATRIAE, For God and Fatherland. Rv. 11-fold Arms, 'D's; in Latin legend resemble & B's.; Smooth silver shows a wisp of gray-gold, surface hairlines."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Davenport 6307, KM 52.5.


  • 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.
  • [1]Van Valen, Frank, and Vicken Yegparian, The July 2011 Coin Galleries Sale, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers Galleries, 2011.

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