Saxony 1697 thaler Dav-7654

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1689
Saxony 1697 thaler rev JElsen 117-1689.jpg
This specimen was lot 1689 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$2,208 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Friedrich August Ier (1694-1733), AR Taler, 1697, Tir du Carnaval à Dresde (Büchsenschiessen). Droit: Monogramme couronné entre un rameau et une palme, entouré de quatre écussons. Revers: VIRTVTE- PARATA Hercule debout à gauche sur une nuée, tenant sa massue sur l'épaule, couronné par une main sortant d'un nuage. Légère patine. Superbe. (Germany, Saxony, Frederick August I (1694-1733), silver thaler of 1697. for the shooting festival at Dresden. Obverse: crowned monogram between palm branches, four shields around; reverse: standing Hercules to left bearing a club, being crowned by a hand from a cloud. Lightly toned, extremely fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 25.48 g.

Catalog reference: Mers-1382; Schnee, 989; Dav-7654, KM 686.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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