Saxony 1577-HB thaler Dav-9798

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Jean Elsen sale 110, lot 1054
Saxony 1577 thaler rev JElsen 110-1054.jpg
This specimen was lot 1054 in Jean Elsen sale 110 (Brussels, September 2011) where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, August (1553-1586), AR Taler, 1577 HB, Dresde. Droit : B. cuirassé à droite, tenant une épée sur l'épaule. Revers : Ecu orné sous trois heaumes. Nettoyé. Superbe. (Saxony, August (1553-86). silver thaler of 1577, Dresden mint. Obverse: armored bust to right, bearing a sword on the shoulder; reverse: arms, three helmets above; cleaned, extremely fine.)"
This Davenport type was struck as late as 1585 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,01g.

Catalog reference: Schnee, 725; Davenport 9798.


  • 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 110, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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