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Our eLive Premium Auction 381 - The Dr Eberhard Werther Collection

07. February 2023 | www.eLive-Auction.de


Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts,

Dr. Eberhard Werther (1913-1985) might be familiar to only a few collectors and coin dealers. Fritz Rudolf Künker describes him in his preface to the catalog of the eLive Premium Auction 381 as a rather strong-minded and introverted coin dealer who ran his coin shop in Brünninghausen near Dortmund. Almost 40 years after his death, his sons have now decided to reintegrate their father's collection into the numismatic circuit.

It is a typical collection assembled in the 1960s and 1970s: Rarity and historical significance counted more than condition in the eyes of the collector. Although there are some pieces with attractive condition, most of the pieces are in "very fine" and "good very fine" condition, offering the dedicated collector the opportunity to buy rare pieces for manageable sums. The content ranges from a small section with world coins (36 pieces) to some coins of the Habsburgs (10 pieces) to coins and medals from Germany (273 pieces). The time frame spans from the High Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. The focus of the offer is on Brunswick, which represents almost half of the auction with almost 140 pieces. Two very special lots are highlighted at this point: The auction opens with an almost complete copy of the original prints of E. Fiala's work on the coins and medals of the Welfish lands, which the author wrote on behalf of the then head of the House of Hanover, Ernst August, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg. Only the extremely rare 12th volume is missing, which was printed in 1919 in only a few copies (Lot number 1001). Some volumes bear an author dedication. Mention should also be made of two extremely rare bracteates from the island of Rügen, the highest and most populous island in Germany, opposite Stralsund. In 1168, the Danish King Waldemar I conquered the island and forced the Slavic Rans to be baptized. The Ranen prince Jaromar I became a Danish vassal (Lot number 1276). He had a very rare bracteate minted on Rügen, the second piece is from his grandson Jaromar II (Lot number 1277).

The Online-Auction takes place on Tuesday, 7 February 2023 at 6 p.m. (CET).

We wish you now much pleasure in studying our auction offer.

Best regards from Osnabrück
Your Künker Team

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