Metz 1551 thaler Dav-9559

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1755
Metz in 1648
This specimen was lot 1755 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 13,000 CHF (about US$15,599 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Metz, Bistum, Robert de Lenoncourt, 1551-1555. Taler 1551, Vic-sur-Seille. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. (bishopric of Metz, Robert de Lenoncourt, 1551-55, thaler of 1551, Vic-sur-Seille mint. Very rare, Very fine.)"
The bishop and city of Metz both issued coins but the town was under French occupation from the mid-1500's, which occupation was formally recognized by the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.49 g.

Catalog reference: Wendling II/E/z/28, Flon 758,2. Dav-9559.

Source:

  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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