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Offline redwine

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Salzburg 1/2 Thaler 1694 or is it?
« on: May 14, 2017, 01:30:58 PM »
AUSTRIA, Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein. Archbishop, 1687-1709. AR 1/2 Taler
+IOAN:ERNESTUS D:G:ARCHIEPS:SALISB:S:SED:AP:LEG: / 16 / (coat of arms) / 94
+SS:RVDBERTUS ET VIRGILIUS PATRONI SALISBVRGENSES. / (saints Rupert and Virgil seated facing one another)
Source, which I've edited above, here

13.73g
34.6mm
Silver
Medal aligned

All the others I've seen are heavier 14.6-14.8g.  Worn, or is it a fake?
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Re: Salzburg 1/2 Thaler 1694 or is it?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 06:45:10 PM »
That would be KM 253. In view of the wear, a weight loss of 1 gram (around 7%) would be acceptable to me. Good catch!

Peter
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Re: Salzburg 1/2 Thaler 1694 or is it?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 09:34:34 PM »
Thank you Peter  ;)
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