Salzburg 1538 2 guldiner Dav-8164

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Künker sale 293, lot 1741
This specimen was lot 1741 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €9,000 (about US$12,130 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DIE GEISTLICHKEIT IN DEN HABSBURGISCHEN ERBLANDEN, Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, 1519-1540. Doppelter Guldiner 1538, auf die Kardinalswürde. Stempel von Ulrich Ursentaler d. Ä. 52,82 g. Brustbild l. in geistlichem Ornat mit Birett, darunter die Jahreszahl · M · D · XXXVIII ·, in der Umschrift das Stifts- und Familienwappen//Vierfeldiges Stifts- und Familienwappen, darüber Kardinalshut mit herabhängenden Quasten, dahinter Kreuz- und Krummstab gekreuzt. RR Hübsche Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (associated church principalities of the inherited lands of Austria, Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, 1519-1540, double guldiner of 1538 on the receipt of the cardinal's hat. Obverse: bust left in robe and beret, date in Roman numerals below, family arms in the obverse legend; reverse: quartered arms, cardinal's hat with tassels above, cross and crozier behind. Rare, handsome patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state between Bavaria and Austria and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client. In the seventeenth century it was blessed with a number of productive silver mines and the prince-archbishop was a prolific issuer of coins, particularly thalers. The archbishopric was secularized in 1803 and passed to Austria in 1813. Davenport reports this type from 1538 along with Dav-8163 (different reverse).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 192, Dav-8164.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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