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Lot 30585

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30585
Date 1388-1418
Country German States
Service Catalog # 757841
Denomination 1GG
Description Trier-Archbishopric. Werner von Falkenstein (1388-1418) Goldgulden?1414-17, Offenbach mint, Fr-3435, AU50 NGC. W?Rn?R' | ?RCP' TR?', St. John standing facing, right hand raised in benediction, a scepter in the left; a cross and crescent between his feet / * MOn?T * | * ? ? nOV? * | * OV?nB', arms of Trier-Minzenberg in trefoil with arms of Minzenberg, Mainz, and hippocamps surrounding. A few minor weaknesses in the strike detract little from the remaining detail on this piece. It is well-centered on a generous flan of good metal without cracks or flaws. The difficulty of early numismatist's attempts at attribution of this series to Offenbach is understandable, although the archbishop's ties to Falkenstein would have made trade with Frankfurt a priority. Offenbach was just across the Rhine from Frankfurt and approximately 20km from Falkenstein. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $881.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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