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Live auction - fwo_554403 - GERMANY - SAXONY - JOHN-GEORGE I Thaler 1626 Dresde

GERMANY - SAXONY - JOHN-GEORGE I Thaler 1626 Dresde AU/AU
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Starting price : 280 €
Estimate : 500 €
Price : 405 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2019 18:48:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Thaler
Date: 1626
Mint name / Town : Dresde
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 44, mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 28,9 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré de part et d’autre, bien frappé avec de beaux reliefs. Petites faiblesses au revers et usure légère de circulation. La monnaie est légèrement nettoyée et présente des rayures superficielles dans les champs au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (GLOBE CRUCIGÈRE) IOHAN: GEORG: D: G. DVX SAX: IVL: CLIVI. ET MONTI..
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé à droite de Jean Georges, tenant de la main gauche une bride, de la droite une épée portée à l'épaule.
Obverse translation : (Jean Georges, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Saxe, Juliers, Clèves et...).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SA: ROM: IMP: ARCHIM: ET. ELECT: 16-26.
Reverse description : Écu à multiples quartiers sommé de sept heaumes coupant la légende en haut.
Reverse translation : (Du Saint-Empire romain, archimaréchal et électeur, 1655).

Historical background


GERMANY - Duchy of Saxe ELECTION - ONLINE ALBERTINE - JEAN GEORGES I.

(1615-1656)

John George I succeeded his brother Christian II in 1611, but with the title of august. He was at first allied with Emperor Ferdinand II, and he married the Protestant party in 1631 to return May 30, 1635, after the Peace of Prague, in the imperial party. This period of the Thirty Years' War was one of the most troubled of Saxony, which was devastated by the Imperialists and Swedes. In 1648, peace was signed, Saxony Lusatia obtained. The Duchy, considerably weakened, however, lost its dominance on the German Protestant powers in favor of Brandenburg. The will of John George I of Saxony cut out the duchies of Saxe-Weissenfels, Saxony and Saxony-Merseburg, Zeitz. These duchies were not united again to Saxony in 1718 and 1746.

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