Metz 1599 testone
"FRANCE, Metz, Bistum, Teston 1599. Selten. Fast sehr schön. (bishopric of Metz, teston of 1599. Rare, About very fine.)"This type is catalogued in the SCWC as a quarter thaler but the weight suggests a one-third thaler instead. Only the 1628 is shown therein but other dates obviously exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 9.14 g, silver, this specimen 9.22 g.
Catalog reference: Wendling II/F/l/3. Flon 742,5, KM-15.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.