Nijmegen (1555) thaler Dav-8543

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1864
Nijmegen in 1648
This specimen was lot 1864 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"NIEDERLANDE Nijmegen, Stadt Taler o. J. (1555). Titel Karl V. Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit Wappen auf der Brust. Rv. Geharnischtes, gekröntes Brustbild des Kaisers mit geschultertem Zepter nach rechts. Schrötlingsf. Sehr schön. (City of Nijmegen, undated thaler of 1555, in the name of Charles V. Obverse: nimbate double-headed eagle with shield on breast; reverse: armoered, crowned bust of the emperor holding scepter to right, planchet faults, very fine.)"
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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,15 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 633, Dav-8543.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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