Ragusa 1767-DM GA tallero Dav-1639

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 28348
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 28348 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Tallero 1767-DMGA, VF, some adjustment marks noted. Portrait of the Rector is shown." This coin is an example of a type struck 1751-79 for the Republic of Ragusa, a Christian enclave on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. At the time, it was an independent city-state surrounded and protected by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled most of the Balkans. Ragusa was occupied by French troops in 1805 and annexed by Austria in 1814. The SCWC doesn't give its exact specification but it is roughly equal to contemporary German thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1639, KM 18.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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