Hungary 1598-NB thaler Dav-8068

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2006
This specimen was lot 2006 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,800 CHF (about US$2,160 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Heiliges Romisch Reich, Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Taler 1598, Nagybanya. Vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1598, Nagybanya mint. Extremely fine, Attractive patina.)"
The Hapsburg ruler styled himself king of Hungary but actually ruled only a slice near the Austrian border, the remainder being divided between the Ottoman Turks and the prince of Transylvania. Davenport lists this one year type with Dav-A8068 (triple thaler) and Dav-B8068 (double thaler).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.19 g.

Catalog reference: Huszar 1936, Dav-8068.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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