Featured My Wildman Addiction

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Chris B, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Here are another three Wildmen from Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

    Heinrich the Younger 1/2 Taler (12 Groschen) 1568

    Br-Wolfenbuttel Heinrich the Younger Half Taler 1568 obv 413.jpg Br-Wolfenbuttel Heinrich the Younger Half Taler 1568 rev 416.jpg


    Julius 1/4 Lichttaler, with wild man carrying light 1571

    Br-Wolfenbuttel Julius Qtr Lichtaler 1571 obv 863.jpg Br-Wolfenbuttel Julius Qtr Lichtaler 1571 rev 864.jpg



    Heinrich Julius 1/4 Taler 1594

    Br-Wolfenbuttel Heinrich Julius Qtr Taler 1594 obv 857.jpg Br-Wolfenbuttel Heinrich Julius Qtr Taler 1594 rev 862.jpg
     
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  3. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Joint Issue of Heinrich the Younger of Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel and Erich the Younger of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Calenberg
    1/4 Taler (6 Groschen) 1555

    Brunswick Hein the ynger v Wolf & Erich v Cal QtrTaler 1555 obv 026.jpg Brunswick Hein the ynger v Wolf & Erich v Cal QtrTaler 1555 rev 027.jpg
     
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  4. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Finally

    Pomerania Bogislaw XIV Reichstaler 1631 with two wild men

    Pomerania Bogislaw XIV Taler 1631 obv 556.jpg Pomerania Bogislaw XIV Taler 1631 rev 558.jpg
     
  5. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Just picked up a couple of new ones. Neither one is particularly scarce but the 1693 has been graded MS62 by NGC. Grades in these don't usually matter to me. I got it more to compare to some lower graded pieces in my collection. NGC and others are pretty inconsistent in grading of these in my opinion.

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    KM# 262.2
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    KM# 870
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I like the "antique patina" on that 1755 24-mg.
     
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  7. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    This will be the last one I post for a while. This is another new addition that will force me to take a break from purchasing anything for the time being.

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    Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
    Goslar Mint
    MB-190, DAV-9064, Welter-578

    Lichttaler - Light Thaler

    Obverse: 6-fold shield of arms, 3 helmets above, titles of Julius
    Reverse: Wildman facing holding a lit candle in the right hand, tree trunk in left divides date

    Ruler: Julius

    Composition: Silver
     
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  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    There is a town in the Harz Mountains called Wildemann (translation = Wildman). It's near Goslar (where Chris' last coin was minted) and Clausthal-Zellerfeld. The Harz region is wildemann territory.

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    I spent a semester at the Technische Universität Clausthal over 30 years ago. Never saw a wildemann, however.
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  9. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Well, it was unplanned but I added another piece this week. I have wanted a mining thaler for a while. This one just happens to also have a couple of wildmen

    Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
    1745IBH

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    Zellerfeld mint, KM920, Dav-2163. A large and illustrative example commemorating the Goodness of the Lord Mine with crowned complex arms and wildmen supporters.

    Obverse: Crowned complex arms with wildmen supporters
    Obverse Legend: D • G • CAROLVS - DVX • BRVNSVIC • - LVNEB •
    Reverse: View of the mines
    Reverse Legend: DIE ERDE IST VOLL GVTE DES HERRN
    Reverse Inscription: DIE GRVBE / GVTE DES HERRN / KAM IN AVSBEVT / IM Q REM: date / I.B.H.

    Subject: Goodness of the Lord Mine
    Ruler: Karl I
    Note: Mining Thaler
     
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    That's a great coin. I need to do some more research on mining thalers.

    I wish I would have paid more attention to the history of the Zellerfeld mint during the semester I spent at the Universitat Clausthal-Zellerfeld. They school was famous for its mine engineering programs ( I was there for material science). Sometimes you don't recognize a great opportunity until it's gone. But I did develop an appreciation for the Wildemann and the witches of the Brocken.
     
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  11. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Picked up a couple more at this past Sunday's Heritage sale of the "Morris Collection". I not sure who Morris is/was but they had a nice collection of pieces from all over the world.

    1585 Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel Thaler

    Obverse: 6-fold shield of arms, 3 helmets above with 2 wildmen supporters, titles of Julius
    Reverse: Wildman facing holding lit candle in right hand, tree trunk in left divides date

    Ruler: Julius
    Note: Dav.#9064. Light Thaler.

    Composition: Silver
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    1655 Bruswick-Luneburg-Celle Thaler

    Obverse: shield of arms
    Reverse: Wildman tree trunk in left hand

    Note: Dav. #6518

    Composition: Silver


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    These 2 will arrive too late to be included in my display at the Worlds Fair of Money. Anybody attending the show please take a look at my cases. Any critiques, criticisms, etc will be accepted.
     
  12. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Post a pic of your display for those of us who can't make it
     
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  13. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    These are the pictures I took after mocking up each case in the living room. They will be cleaned up before displaying in Chicago but you will get the point.

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  14. Magdeburgensis

    Magdeburgensis New Member

    Having seen these exact coins in hand I have to say congratulations. They are interesting and quite eye appealing. I think you will be very pleased with them!
     
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  15. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    awesome collection!! I want a wildman soon!
     
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  16. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    You are correct. Just got them in the mail yesterday. Heritage usually does a good job on the photos. I almost didn't bid on the 1655 because of the glare at the "hairline". Fortunately, it was just a glare as I suspected.
     
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  18. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    my 2 wild men together.
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  19. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    That 1701 24mg is particularly well struck.
     
  20. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I picked up both of these last month in Chicago at the ANA show.

    1619 Thaler
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    1724 Thaler
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    The second one appears to have been lacquered. I am in the process of trying to remove this because it has an odd look.
     
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  21. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    I just bought the 1701 today at the santa clara show. my dealer just bought it recently and saved it for me. now after seeing all your coins above, I see I have many more to look for.
     
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