||Bamberg. Lothar Franz Von Schonborn gold 5 Ducats 1696-GF N, Nurnberg, struck from the taler dies of Dav-5066, Fr-168d, 17.35g, AU55 NGC. Obv. Draped bust right. Rev. Crowned arms. Exceedingly rare, perhaps only one other example is known to exist. Well struck, with abundant luster, a slightly wavy flan, and a few light marks in the reverse fields. From the 13th through the early 19th century, Bamberg was a bishopric. During the rule of Lothar Franz, the city was in a wonderful state of growth and prosperity. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $30,550.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.