Salzburg 1593 thaler Dav-8192

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Künker sale 293, lot 1749
This specimen was lot 1749 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €9,500 (about US$12,804 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DIE GEISTLICHKEIT IN DEN HABSBURGISCHEN ERBLANDEN, Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, 1587-1612. Reichstaler 1593. Turmprägung. Geschenkmünze an die Truppen. Vierfeldiges Stifts- und Familienwappen, dahinter thront St. Rudbertus mit Mitra, Salzgefäß und Krummstab v. v.//Turm in Wellen, umher die durch Köpfe personifizierten vier Winde, oben aus Wolken fallender Hagel. Von größter Seltenheit. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, vorzüglich. Exemplar der Auktion H. D. Rauch 78, Wien 2006, Nr. 459. (associated church principalities of the inherited lands of Austria, Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, 1587-1612, thaler of 1593, tower reverse, donation to the troops. Obverse: quartered arms supported by St. Rudbertus holding a mitre and a salt cellar; reverse: Tower is blasted by the four winds and hail from above. Extremely rare, very attractive example with beautiful patina, 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 assigns the regular round issue and the klippe shown here the same catalog number. On this occasion, the archbishop also struck Dav-8193 (8 thaler), -8194 (6 thaler), -8195 (5 thaler), -8196 (4 thaler), -8197 (triple thaler), -8918 (double thaler), -8199 (1½ thaler) plus klippes.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,58 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 936, Dav-8192.

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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