Brunswick 1659 1-1/4 thaler Dav-LS265

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Sincona sale 11, lot 816
This specimen was lot 816 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Braunschweig, Stadt 1¼ Taler 1659. Wertzahl im Stempel. Av. Eingepunzt zwei S. Winz. Schrötlingsr. am Rd. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Brunswick, 1¼ thaler of 1659. Value in cartouche, counterstamped with two 'S'. Somewhat weak rims, extremely fine.)"
The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866. The city of Brunswick produced coinage separate from the ducal issues in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 35.70 g.

Catalog reference: KM-52; Dav-LS265; Jesse 131.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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