GERMANY, Bayern. Maximilian .
|Triton XIV, Lot: 1316. Estimate $400.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Elector, 1623-1651. AR Taler (43mm, 28.45 g, 12h). München (Munich) mint. Dated 1627. MAXIMIL · COM · PAL · RH · VT · BAV · DVX · S · R · I · ARCHIDAP · ET · ELECT, two lions rampant, supporting crowned coat-of-arms surrounded by Order chain; 1627 in frame below / CLYPEVS OMNIBVS IN TESPERANTIBVS, Madonna seated facing on crescent set on clouds, holding scepter and Christ child; all within radiant halo. Hahn 110; Davenport 6074. Good VF, toned.
From the HLT Collection.
Maximilian, Duke of Bavaria, was instrumental in helping the Holy Roman Empire defeat Frederick V, Count Palatine of the Rhine, during the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War. For his services, Maximilian was elevated to the status of an imperial elector in 1623, thus positioning him as one of the most powerful princes in the Empire. Bavaria’s new status as an electorship reflected the growth of the duchy as a major military power that would continue to play an active role in European affairs. This impressive “Madonnentaler” was minted four years after Maximilian took his new title.