Speyer 1770-AS thaler Dav-2788

From CoinFactsWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 1126
Speyer JE 123-1126r.jpg
the Palatinate in 1547
This specimen was lot 1126 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €400 (about US$581 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SPEYER, Evêché, Damian August de Limbourg-Styrum (1770-1797), AR Taler, 1770 AS, Mannheim. Commémorant son intronisation. Droit: Armoiries. Revers: Scène allégorique: Minerve entre trois génies, sous le soleil rayonnant. A droite, une ruche. Petits défauts du flan. Belle patine. presque Superbe. (Germany, bishopric of Speyer, Damian August de Limbourg-Styrum (1770-1797), silver thaler of 1770, Mannheim mint, commemorating his enthronement. Obverse: arms; reverse: allegorical scene of Minerva between three cherubs, beneath a shining sun, beehive to right. Slight planchet faults, nice toning, about extremely fine.)"
This scarce issue is the only thaler from this locality struck in the eighteenth century. The bishopric of Speyer was an enclave in the Palatinate and was annexed by Napoleon in 1801. After his fall, the town passed to Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,01 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2788, Ehrend, 7/40; Schön, 9. KM 69.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

Link to: