Nijmegen (1538) thaler Dav-8540

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Schulman sale 347, lot 166

This specimen was lot 166 in Schulman sale 347 (Amsterdam, April 2015), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,347 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "st. stephanusdaalder. z.j. (1538). type i. Staande heilige met gladde nimbus en palmtak van voren met gezicht iets naar rechts no ' * noB ' * dne ' * S3 – noi ' * tVo * d ' * g – l '. Kz. gekroonde dubbele adelaar met gelders hartschild inSignia * VRB ' * impeRial ' * noVim. RRR. Uiterst zeldzaam stuk in bovengemiddelde kwaliteit voor het type. Zeer fraai +/Zeer fraai." Nijmegen, just south of Arnhem, is now part of Gelderland. Coins were issued for Nijmegen throughout the seventeenth century but are scarce compared to the issues of Holland or Utrecht. This rare issue is from prior to the States Revolt which led to Dutch independence.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.82 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8540, delm. 630; pas. 25; vdch. 2.23.; de V. 31.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Absil, Eddy, Florentine van Hees, Tim Poelman, Catelijne van den Bosch, Evert Philippeau, Andrew Absil, Schulman sale 347, Amsterdam: Schulman b.v., 2015.
  • Delmonte, A., Le Bénélux D'or, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman N.V., 1964, with supplements to 1977.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.

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