Ortenburg 1656 thaler Dav-3397
"Taler 1656. St. Veit. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, county of Ortenburg, thaler of 1656, St. Veit mint, extremely fine.)"Altho count Christopher Widmann is shown in a bishop's dress, Ortenburg was not an ecclesiastical state but a district of Carinthia permitted by the emperor to strike coins. Gold five and ten ducats exist struck from these dies.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: silver, this specimen 28.49 g.
Catalog reference: Holzmair S. 101. Slg. Horsky 5530, Dav-3397, KM 3.
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- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.