Murbach and Luders 1547 thaler Dav-9586

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1541
Alsace and Strasbourg in 1547
This specimen was lot 1541 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 2,100 CHF (about US$2,600 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Murbach und Lüders, Abtei Johann Rudolf Stör von Störenberg, 1542-1570. Taler 1547, St. Amarin. Selten. Fast vorzüglich. (France, Abbey of Murbach and Luders, John Rudolf of Storenberg, 1542-70, thaler of 1547, St.-Amarin mint. Rare, nice extremely fine.)"
This obscure issue is from the long-vanished Abbey of Murbach and Luders in upper Alsace. The region is now firmly part of France.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.93 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-9586; Divo 4.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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