Salzburg 1729 thaler Dav-1241
"SAINT EMPIRE, SALZBOURG, Archevêché, Leopold Anton von Firmian (1727-1744), AR Taler, 1729, Droit: Madone à l'enfant au-dessus des armoiries de l'archevêque. Revers: Saint Rupert assis à gauche, tenant une crosse et un saloir. Fines traces d'ajustage. Très Beau." (Holy Roman Empire, Archbishopric of Salzburg, Leopold Anton von Firmian, 1727-44, silver thaler of 1729. Obverse: Madonna and Child above the arms of the archbishop; reverse: St. Rupert to left, holding a crozier and a basket. Some adjustment marks, Very 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. This type was struck 1728-35 and is priced about triple the thalers of Mozart's time.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 29,08 g.
Catalog reference: Probszt-2139; Davenport-1241.
- Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2005.
- Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 106, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2010.