Saxe-Weimar 1608-WA thaler Dav-7523

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3860
This specimen was lot 3860 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 225 CHF (about US$285 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Weimar, Herzogtum Johann Ernst und seine 7 Brüder 1605-1619. Taler 1608, Saalfeld. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Weimar, John Ernest and his seven brothers, 1605-19, thaler of 1608, Saalfeld mint, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1607-12 in Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and is among the more common thalers of the period. The eight brothers depicted were co-rulers of the tiny state; the last one, William IV, died in 1662.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Slg. Mers. -. Schnee 341, Koppe 193, Dav-7523.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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