1680, Saxony, John George III. Nice Silver 2/3 Thaler Coin. XF-

1680, Saxony, John George III. Nice Silver 2/3 Thaler Coin. XF-

Mint Year: 1693
Mint Place: Dresden
Denomination: 2/3 Thaler
Reference: Davenport 843A, KM-28. R!
Condition: Cleaned an lightly pitted VF-XF!
Diameter: 37.9mm
Weight: 16.38gm
Material: Silver

Obverse : Armored and draped bust of the duke right.
Legend: IOH . GEORG . II . DG . DUX . SAX . I . C . & . M .

Reverse : Multiple coat-of-arms within wreath, crowned by ducal crown. Value (2/3) within oval frame below. Mint master`s signature (O.) in right field.
Legend: IVSTITIA - PIETATE / HC-M (crossed mint hooks) 93?

Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. !

Johann Georg III (20 June 1647 – 12 September 1691) was Elector of Saxony from 1680 to 1691. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin.

John George was born in Dresden, the only son of John George II and Magdalene Sybille of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

John George succeeded his father as Elector of Saxony when he died, in 1680; he was also appointed Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire. Because of his courage and his enthusiasm for the War he gained the nickname of the " Saxonian Mars ".

From his childhood, he learned the typical duties and manners of an heir to the throne. That included not only a strictly
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