Bohemia 1560 thaler Dav-8036

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2318
This specimen was lot 2319 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$743 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand I. 1521-1564. Taler 1560, Prag. Selten. Sehr schön. (Austria, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, thaler of 1560, Prague mint. Rare, very fine)"
This particular type is a very early thaler, struck 1558-61, and is a product of the Prague mint in Bohemia. Davenport lists over 130 different thalers for Austria in the sixteen century. Bohemia was not added to the Hapsburg dominions until 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.60 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8036; Dietiker 151.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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