Lorraine 1575 thaler Dav-9389
"FRANCE, Lothringen, Herzogtum, Karl III. 1545-1608. Taler 1575, Nancy. Äusserst selten. Sehr schön. (duchy of Lorraine, Charles III, 1545-1608, thaler of 1575, nancy mint. Extremely rare, Very fine.)"Altho the duke doubtless spoke French, he did not consider himself a subject of the king of France but rather of the emperor. The province would not fall under French domination until after the Thirty Years War and was not annexed until the death of the last duke in 1766.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver; this specimen 28.34 g.
Catalog reference: Flon 644,84. Dav-9389.
- Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.