1 Thaler Germany Silver Frederick III, German Emperor (1831-1888)

Metal:
State:
Issue year(s):
1626

Catalog reference:


1626, Scheswig-Holstein-Gottorp, Frederick III. Silver Thaler Coin


Mint Year: 1626

Denomination: Thaler


Mint Official: Samuel Timpf (ST)


References: Davenport 3699, KM-78.

Weight: ca. 28gm

Material: Silver

Length: 34mm


Obverse: Draped and armored bust of Frederick III of Hostein-Gottorp right.

Legend: FRIDERICUS . D:G . DUX . SLES . ET . HOLSA . TS .


Reverse: Coat-of-arms topped by three helmets. Date (1-6-2-6) in fields.

Legend: VIRTVTIS GLO – RIA . MERCES .


 


Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp (22 December 1597 – 10 August 1659) was a Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.


He was the elder son of Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp and Princess Augusta of Denmark. His mother was a daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark.


He had ambitious plans concerning the development of sea trade. With this purpose he established Friedrichstadt in 1621, in sympathy with city of Glückstadt established in 1617 by Christian IV of Denmark. Furthermore, he attempted to find a commercial way to Russia and Persia that would not pass around Africa.[citation needed] For this reason he sent on 6 November 1633 the expedition from Hamburg to Moscow under the management of a commercial agent of Otto Brüggemann and a ducal adviser, Philipp Crusius, and with Adam Olearius as secretary. On 14 August 1634 the delegation arrived at Moscow. Although it was not successful in concluding a commercial agreement with Tsar Michael I of Russia, nevertheless, immediately after the return of the delegation to Gottorp on 6 April 1635, Frederick began the preparation of the following expedition.[citation needed] In 1636, he sent his delegation to Persia, and in 1639 Safi of Persia sent a return delegation with presents for the Duke.


The difficult task of leading the country through the Thirty Years' War confronted Frederick. He tried a policy of neutrality, which meant in practice the refusal of the union with Denmark and inclinations toward Sweden. In 1654 he hosted the recently abdicated Christina, Queen of Sweden. She wrote to her successor to recommend two of his daughters as potential brides. Thus, he married his daughter Hedvig Eleonora to King Charles X of Sweden. Since the Swedish attempt at being the Great Power ultimately failed, Frederick’s pro-Swedish policy led to the weakening of the house of Holstein-Gottorp.


Frederick as the patron of art and culture was more successful. Thus he founded on 3 September 1642 together with Prince Louis I of Anhalt-Köthen the Fruitbearing Society. Furthermore, he contributed to the creation of the Globe of Gottorf. The painter Jürgen Ovens worked more than 30 years for him and his successor Christian Albrecht of Holstein-Gottorp.


 

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Posted by: anonymous  2023-10-31
1626, Scheswig-Holstein-Gottorp, Frederick III. Silver Thaler Coin. NGC AU+ Mint Year: 1626 Denomination: Thaler Mint Official: Samuel Timpf (ST) References: Davenport 3699, KM-78. Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as AU (Details: Mount Removed!) Weight ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-05-21
Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. Friedrich III. 1616-1659. Taler 1627 ST, Schleswig. Brustbild nach rechts / Dreifach behelmtes fünffeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild. Lange 325 c, Davenport 3699. Schöne Patina. Winzige Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön +

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