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1786, Bavaria, Charles Theodore. Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. 

Mint Year: 1786
Mint Place: Munich
Denomination: Silver Thaler
Reference: Davenport 1964, KM-563.1.

Weight: 27.01gm
Diameter: 42mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Bust of Charles Theodore (Karl Theodor) right. wearing Order of the Golden Fleece and cross order right.
Legend: CAR . TH . D . G . C . P . R . V . E . D . S . R . I . A . & . EL . D . I . C . & . M .
Comment: Engraver’s initials (I.SCH.) inside arm truncation.

Reverse: The Virgin (Madonna) seated in clouds, holding baby-Jesus child and cross-topped orb in left hand and scepter in right hand.
Legend: PATRONA BAVARIAE . / 1786 .

Edge Legend: CONFIDO IN DOMINO

Charles Theodore, Prince-Elector, Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria (German: Karl Theodor) (December 11, 1724 – February 16, 1799) reigned as Prince-Elector and Count Palatine from 1742, as Duke of Jüich and Berg from 1742 and also as Prince-Elector and Duke of Bavaria from 1777, until his death. He was a member of the House of Palatinate-Sulzbach, a branch of the House of Wittelsbach.

Karl Theodor was a great lover of the arts, including drama and especially music. His Mannheim court orchestra was considered one of the finest in its time. The Mannheim School (including composer Christian Cannabich and conductor Johann Stamitz) did groudbreaking work that the celebrated Wiener Klassik would later draw upon. Mozart applied for a position with the Mannheim orchestra in 1777, but was turned down, as the court was about to move to Munich. In 1780, Karl Theodor commissioned Idomeneo from the composer. Mozart quotes him as saying “No music has ever made such an impression on me. It is magnificent.” (David Cairns, Mozart and his operas, 2006, p.48)

In keeping with the customs of the time, an Italian opera company as well as a troupe of French actors were employed at Mannheim, each performing in their respective tongues. Later, the Nationaltheater (national theatre) was established, one of the first theatres in Germany to exclusively showcase plays in the native tongue (most notably, the first staging of Schiller’s “Die Räuber” in 1782).

In the visual arts, a massive collection of plaster casts taken from celebrated antique works was assembled at Mannheim. The preexisting Düsseldorf gallery, including many works by Rubens, was first transferred to Mannheim, then to Munich, where it was later incorporated in the Alte Pinakothek. While none of the Mannheim painters are particularly notable today (with the possible exception of Kobell, primarily a master of landscapes), the elector had several highly talented sculptors at his disposal, among them Verschaffelt, Simon Peter Lamine and Konrad Linck. Linck also distinguished himself as a designer of porcelain figurines at Frankenthal.

Karl Theodor’s chief architect Nicolas de Pigage was charged to complete the Mannheim Palace, design the gardens at Schwetzingen Palace as well as Benrath palace. While these works are in a pure contemporary French style (marked by the transition from late Baroque to early classicism), some of the other architects employed by Karl Theodor were proponents of a more Italianate style. This mixture of influences is, in fact, typical of many German courts of the period.

Karl Theodor liked to style himself as a prince of peace, in contrast to other princes like his chief political opponent, the great warrior Frederick II of Prussia. Allegorically, Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and protectress of the arts, is often depicted as a stand-in for the elector himself. This self-view is best summed up in the inscription of a small monument at Schwetzingen:

“A field of war and death of Romans and Germans has been discovered, through the unearthing of weapons, urns and bones, in the year 1765. - To the arts of peace, which are the sole joys of his life, the elector Charles Theodore has dedicated this spot, excavated to the height of seven feet, and had this monument erected in 1768.�

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CoinWorldTV 1778, Bavaria, Charles Theodore. Large Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. Amberg mint! Mint Year: 1778 Mint Place: Amberg (A) Condition: A nice XF-AU! Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1964, KM-563.1. Weight: 28.02gm Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bu ...

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CoinWorldTV 1786, Bavaria, Charles Theodore. Large Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. aXF! Mint Year: 1786 Mint Place: Munich Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1964, KM-563.1. Condition: Lightly cleaned in the past, otherwise about XF! Weight: 27.97gm Diameter: 42mm Materi ...

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CoinWorldTV 1781, Bavaria, Charles Theodore. Large Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. VF+ Mint Year: 1781 Mint Place: Munich Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1964, KM-563.1. Condition: Weight-adjusting marks in reverse, otherwise VF+ Weight: 27.94gm Diameter: 42mm Materi ...

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CoinWorldTV 1780, Bavaria, Charles Theodore. Large Silver Madonna Thaler Coin. XF-AU! Mint Year: 1780 Mint Place: Munich Condition: A nice XF-AU! Denomination: Silver Thaler Reference: Davenport 1964, KM-563.1. Weight: 27.93gm Diameter: 42mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bust of Cha ...

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Altdeutsche Münzen und Medaillen Bayern Karl Theodor 1777-1799. Madonnentaler 1778, München. Brustbild nach rechts, am Armabschnitt Stempelschneidersignatur H.ST / Madonna mit Kind. Hahn 345, Davenport 1964. Prachtexemplar. Vorzüglich - Stempelglanz

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Altdeutsche Münzen und Medaillen Bayern Madonnentaler 1796, München. Altersporträt. Hahn 347, Davenport 1966. Sehr schön - vorzüglich

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