Olmutz 1630 thaler Dav-3477

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2428
This specimen was lot 2428 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 40,000 CHF (about US$49,522 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Olmütz, Bistum Franz von Dietrichstein, 1599-1636. thaler 1630, Kremsier. +F:CARD:TE:PRINC: A-DIETRICHSTAIN-EPS:OLO Büste mit Tonsur in Mozetta, nach rechts. Rv. SVB VMBRA ALA - RVM TVARVM (Blume) Madonna mit Kind und Zepter sitzt von vorn auf Mondsichel in Wolken, umgeben von Strahlenkranz. Darunter das Stifts- und Familienwappen. Kabinettstück. FDC. Ex Auktion UBS 66, September 2006, Lot 1507. Ex Auktion Hess/Leu 29, Luzern, 14. Oktober 1965. (bishopric of Olmutz, Francis of Dietrichstein, 1599-1636, thaler of 1630, Kremsier mint. Obverse: tonsured bust to right; reverse: Madonna and Child and scepter sits on a moonlit cloud, surrounded by a glory, arms of the bishop and bishopric below. Cabinet toning, uncirculated. From UBS auction 66, lot 1507 (September 2006).)"
This one-year type is among the scarcer issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. Later thalers from the 1720's are listed quite inexpensively.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.41 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3477; KM 140, Suchomel/Videman 44. Lichnowsky-Mayer 60.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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