Master and Servant: The 1528 Homage Taler
There are vanishingly few early modern coins that depict a peasant. The great exception is the so-called 1528 huldigungstaler (“homage taler”) of Habsburg Ferdinand I. We ask why, of all things, peasants feature so prominently on this representative coin.
Künker’s sales on 2 February 2023 are auctions of superlatives. Special highlights: the Widegren Collection with Swedish coins and the second part of the Liska Collection with rare coins from Czechoslovakia, not to forget 100 rarities from the Salton Collection.
From 18 to 21 October 2022, Künker held one of its most important sales of ancient coins to date. We present the top ten results.
9.7m euros – that’s the result of the first part of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales. Thus, the total estimate of auctions 372 to 375 almost doubled! Here you can see the top five results for the first week of the Künker’s Fall Auction Sales and the front-runners of the special collections Netherlands, Hesse and Nuremberg.
With several extensive collections on offer, Künker’s Fall Auction Sales contain favorite pieces of every collector of ancient coins. Whether you want to invest in rarities or are looking for an affordable Roman denarius: Künker’s Falls Auction Sales will provide you with great opportunities.
Hesse, Elizabeth and the Reformation
The story of how much influence St. Elizabeth had even centuries after her death is quite a spectacular one to tell. With the help of the Loos Collection, which will be on sale at Künker in September, we will do just that: talking of a canonized landgravine, political intrigues, power-conscious women and the consequences of syphilis.
A Bonaparte on Holland’s Coins
On 27 September 2022, Künker will auction off the collection of the Verschoor brothers. It contains what’s probably one of the most important collections of coins from the Kingdom of Holland. Read about the fate of the short-lived kingdom and the numerous problems King Lodewijk had to deal with when introducing his new coins.