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Live auction - fwo_429953 - AUSTRIA - CHARLES VI Thaler 1737 Hall

AUSTRIA - CHARLES VI Thaler 1737 Hall MS
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 940 €
Maximum bid : 1 000 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:02:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Thaler
Date: 1737
Mint name / Town : Hall
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 875 ‰
Diameter : 42 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,36 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un flan régulier. La pièce conserve son brillant et son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CAROL. VI. D. G. R. I. S. A. GE. HI. HU. BO. REX .
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé à droite de Charles VI.
Obverse translation : (Charles VI, par la grâce de Dieu, toujours empereur du Saint Empire Romain Germanique et auguste, roi d'Espagne, de Bohême et de Hongrie).


Reverse legend : ARCHID. AUST. DUX. - BU. COM. TYROL. 1737.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronnée et nimbée tenant une épée et un sceptre ; l'aigle porte un écu à cinq quartiers avec un écu sur le tout, sommé d'une couronne ouverte et entouré du collier de l'Ordre de la Toison d'or.
Reverse translation : (Archiduc d'Autriche, duc de Bourgogne, comte de Tyrol).

Historical background



Charles VI (1/10/1685-20/10/1740) is the second son of Leopold I (1657-1705) and was initially unhappy competitor of Philip V to the Spanish throne (1700-1714). Emperor on the death of his brother Joseph I in 1711, he gave to Spain in 1714 with the Treaty of Rastatt but retained the Austrian Netherlands. Charles VI had no male child. His daughter Marie-Thérèse was born in 1717. He issued the Pragmatic Sanction in 1713 that would allow her daughter to the throne after his death and he made him marry Francis III of Lorraine in 1736 who renounced his duchy to the hypothetical imperial crown he will not get that 'in 1745. When Charles VI died in 1740, the War of Austrian Succession began to guarantee the rights of his daughter Maria Theresa and her son, Francis of Lorraine. The war lasted eight years.

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