Cologne 1568 thaler Dav-9128

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Kunker sale 293, lot 947
This specimen was lot 947 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €310 (about US$418 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KÖLN, ERZBISTUM, Salentin von Isenburg, 1567-1577. Reichstaler 1568, Deutz. Winz. Zainende, sehr schön. (archbishopric of Cologne, Salentin of Isenburg, 1567-77, thaler of 1568, Deutz mint. Minor edge clip, very fine.)"
The archbishopric of Cologne, like Mainz and Trier, was an ecclesiastical state along the river Rhine whose ruler was one of the Electors of the Empire. This type of 1568-71 is the most available thaler from this locale during the sixteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9128; Noss 71.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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