Metz 1647 thaler Dav-5583B

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1284
Metz in 1648
This specimen was lot 1284 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 170 CHF (about $209 with buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Metz, Stadt Taler 1647. Wappen in Sechspass. Rv. Büste St. Stephans halblinks. Kl. Schrötlingsr. Sehr schön. (France, city of Metz, thaler of 1647. Obverse: arms in six-petalled flower; reverse: half-length bust of St. Stephen; planchet cracks, 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 is 28,67 g.

Catalog reference: de Saulcy zu 4, KM 22, Dav-5583B.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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