1760 PATRON BAVARIA MAXIMILLIAN III JOSEPH THALER

$57,14

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This is a very old one thaler coin from Bavaria in a lower grade of approximately Fine. The coin is well worn on both sides but it makes a great collection filler at the offered price. 

At more than 250 years old it still displays most of the detail and although worn the rim is in good condition without denting or knicks. 

A good example will demand over $400 so this one on offer here makes for a good choice for the beginners collection or for those looking to complete the series.

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History

Maximillian III Joseph (28 March 1727 – 30 December 1777) was Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire and Duke of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777.

Maximillian was the eldest son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII and his wife  Maria Amalia of Austria, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I.

Probably one of the most fascinating aspects of his life was his death. Late in 1777 he was traveling through Munich in his carriage when the clock tower he was passing had a mechanism failure and the clock tolled 77 times. The same number as the current year. Max Joseph took this to be an omen and in passing to his companions he commented that his years had run out. Several days later he was struck down by a particularly virulent strain of small pox known as Purple Small Pox which none of his doctors were able to successfully treat.  On 30th December 1777 he died without leaving an hier apparent and was buried in a  crypt at the Theatinerkirche in Munich.

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