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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1042

AUSTRIA, Erzherzogtum Österreich (Archduchy of Austria). Sigismund. Archduke, 1446-1490. AR Half Guldiner (35mm, 15.83 g, 8h). Hall mint. Dated 1484.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1042.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

World, Silver

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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AUSTRIA, Erzherzogtum Österreich (Archduchy of Austria). Sigismund. Archduke, 1446-1490. AR Half Guldiner (35mm, 15.83 g, 8h). Hall mint. Dated 1484. • : SIGISMVnDVS ARChiDVX AVSTRIЄ :, crowned, draped, and armored bust right, holding globe-tipped scepter and resting hand on hilt of sword; floral stops / Armored knight on caparisoned horse right; (date) below; coats-of-arms around. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 453; Levinson IV-45a; Frey 261; Moser & Tursky 60. Toned, scattered field marks. VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Charles H. Wolfe, III.

While their designs ‘are in some respects still medieval’ the half guldiner and full guldiner of Archduke Sigismund represent for Grierson ‘a new stage in the history of European coinage’ in terms of their weight and design, heralding the multitude of taler issues in the century to come.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.