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1756, Bavaria (Electorate), Maximilian III Joseph. Large Silver Thaler Coin.

State: Bavaria Mint Year: 1756 Denomination: Thaler Reference: Davenport 1952, KM-500.2. Weight: 27.45gm Diameter: 42mm Material: Silver

Obverse: Bust of Maximilian III Joseph right, wearing cross-shaped order and long hair. Legend: D.G.MAX.IOS.&.P.S.D.C.P.R.S.R.I.A.&.EL.L.L.

Reverse: The Virgin seated in clouds, holding Christ child and orb in left hand and scepter in right hand. Legend: PATRONA BAVARIAE . / 1756 *

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Maximilian III Joseph (28 March 1727 – 30 December 1777) was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777.

Born in Munich, Maximilian was the eldest son of Emperor Charles VII and his wife Marie Amalie, Archduchess of Austria. His maternal grandparents were Emperor Joseph I and Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Upon his father’s death in 1745, he inherited a country in the process of being invaded by Austrian armies (see War of the Austrian Succession), and quickly abandoned his father’s imperial pretenses and made peace with Maria Theresa in the Treaty of Füssen, in which he agreed to support her husband, Grand Duke Francis Stephen of Tuscany, in the upcoming imperial election.

MaximilianJoseph was a progressive and enlightened ruler who did much to improve the development of his country. In 1747 the porcelain factory at Nymphenburg was established. Munich’s first academic institution, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1759 by Maximilian III. During the severe dearth in 1770 Maximilian sold crown jewels to pay corn shipments. In this year he also issued his edict against the extravagant pomposity of the Church which contributed to the end of the era of Bavarian rococo. He also forbade the Oberammergau Passion Play. In 1771 the elector regulated the general school attendance.

In December of 1777 Maximilian Joseph died of small pox without leaving an heir. As the last of the junior branch of the Wittelsbach dynasty which derived from Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and had ruled Bavaria since early 14th century, his death led to a succession dispute and the brief War of the Bavarian Succession. Maximilian’s consort Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony negotiated with Prussia to secure Bavaria’s independence against Austria. Ultimately, he was succeeded by his distant cousin, the Elector Palatine Karl IV from the senior branch of the dynasty.

Max III Joseph is buried in the crypt of the Theatinerkirche in Munich.

Max III Joseph ordered in 1751 François de Cuvilliés to construct the splendid rococo Cuvilliés Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was received by Maximilian III Joseph, who was skilled in music and composed, but due to strict frugality no post was offered.


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Posted by: anonymous  2018-10-29
1758, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Large Silver "Madonna" Thaler Coin. F+ Mint Year: 1758 Denomination: Silver Thaler State: Bavaria (German State) Reference: Davenport 1952, KM-500.2. Condition: Weight-adjusting marks, numerous scratches from extensive handling and circulation, otherw ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-11-19
1756, Bavaria (Electorate), Maximilian III Joseph. Large Silver Thaler Coin. VF State: Bavaria Mint Year: 1756 Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1952, KM-500.2. Condition: Scratches in fields, otherwise a nice VF! Weight: 27.71gm Diameter: 42mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bust ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-03-07
1756, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Large Silver Thaler Coin. VF+ State: Bavaria Mint Year: 1756 Region: German States Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1948, KM-223.2. Condition: Lightly cleaned, a few dark spots in reverse, otherwise VF+ Weight: 27.75gm Diameter ...

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Posted by: spider  2014-05-13
KM# 500.2 THALERSilver, 43 mm. Ruler: Maximilian III, Josef Obv: Draped bust toright Obv. Legend: D • G • MAX • IOS • U • B • & P • S • D • C •P • R • S • R • I • A • & EL • L • L • Rev: Seated Madonna withChild, upturned crescent moon and clouds below, rays aroundbehind, date at bottom Rev. ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-28
GERMANY. Bavaria. Maximilian III Josef (1745-1777). Taler (1757). Obv: D G MAX IOS U B &P S D C P R S R I A &EL L L. Draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: PATRONA BAVARIAE. Crowned Madonna seated right on clouds, holding sceptre and child with globe cruciger. Davenport 1952. Condition: Good ver ...

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Posted by: spider  2014-05-13
Bavaria. Maximilian III Josef Taler 1755, KM#500.2, Dav-1952, XF, reverse adjustments and verdigris. Krause catalog price(s) for this item: $120 in VF, $200 in EF.

Sold for: $24.0
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HANNOVER 1 Thaler 1847 A - Silver 0.993 - Ernst August - VF - 2108

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HANNOVER 1 Thaler 1838 A - Silver 0.993 - Ernst August - VF- - 2111
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