Trautson 1620 thaler Dav-3425

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Jean Elsen sale 120, lot 1101
Trautson 1620 thaler rev JElsen 120-1101.jpg
This specimen was lot 1101 in Jean Elsen sale 120 (Brussels, March 2014), where it sold for €240 (about US$395 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, TRAUTSON et FALKENSTEIN, Paul Sixtus (1589-1621), AR Taler, 1620, Vienne. Grande tête. Droit: B. à droite, portant le collier de la Toison d'or. Revers: Ecu couronné, sous l'aigle impériale couronnée, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Poinçonné au droit et au revers. Très Beau. (Paul Sixtus of Trautson and Falkstein, 1589-1621, silver thaler of 1620, Vienna mint, large head. Obverse: bust to right, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms below the crowned imperial eagle, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Punch marks on obverse and reverse, very fine.)"
The count was given the mint right as a reward for his service to the emperor as governor of Tyrol. All issues from this locality are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,58 g.

Catalog reference: Don., 3950; Polivka, 202; Dav-3425; KM-9.

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 120, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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