Saxony 1569-HB thaler Dav-9798

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Jean Elsen sale 109, lot 1085
Saxony 1569 thaler rev JElsen 109-1085.jpg
This specimen was lot 1085 in Jean Elsen sale 109 (Brussels, June 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, August (1553-1586), AR Taler, 1569 HB, Dresde. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite, tenant une épée sur l'épaule. Revers: Ecu orné sous trois heaumes. Nettoyé. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, Saxony, Duke August, 1553-86, silver thaler of 1569, Dresden mint. Obverse: armored bust to right, holding a sword; reverse: ornate arms below three helmets. Cleaned very fine to extremely fine.)"
This Davenport type was struck 1567-1586 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,64 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee, 721; Davenport 9798.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 109, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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