Mansfeld-Bornstedt 1611-GM thaler Dav-6919

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Jean Elsen list 259, lot 989
Mansfeld 1611 thaler rev JElsen 259-989.jpg
This specimen was lot 989 in Jean Elsen price list 259 (Brussels, January-March 2012), where it was offered at € 350. The catalog noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, MANSFELD-BORNSTEDT, Bruno II, Wilhelm I, Johann Georg IV et Volrat VI (1605-1615), AR Taler, 1611, Eisleben. Droit: Ecu surmonté de deux heaumes. Revers: Saint Georges à cheval à droite, terrassant le dragon de sa lance. Très Beau (County of Mansfeld-Bornstedt, co-rulers Bruno II, Wilhelm I, Johann Georg IV and Volrat VI (1605-1615), silver thaler of 1611, Eisleben mint. Obverse: arms, two helmets above; reverse: St. George spears the dragon, VF)"
This type was struck 1605-15 in Mansfeld-Bornstedt and is among the more common thalers of the period. Mansfeld-Bornstedt was a duchy of utmost insignificance except for its silver mines which provided the material for an abundance of thalers. There were several co-rulers; the line went extinct in 1780.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,17 g.

Catalog reference: Tornau, 154; Dav-6919, KM 9.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 259, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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