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1638, Brunswick-Lunbeburg-Celle, Duke Frederick IV. Silver 1/8 Thaler Coin. XF!

Mint Year: 1638 Mint Place: Clausthal Reference: KM-149 ($185 in XF!) Mint Master: Henning Schlueter (H- S) Denomination: 1/8 Thaler  (½ Ort = "Halb Reichsort")  Condition: Dark toning and light deposits in fields, otherwise XF! Diameter: 25mm  Weight: 3.57gm Material: Silver    Obverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle. Legend: FRIDER . HER - ZV BRV LVN

Reverse: Date (16-38) split by value numeral (I) above denomination "HALB REICHS ORT" (½ Ort) and mint master´s initials (H-S) which flank privy mark (crossed mint-hooks). Legend:  * FRID . ERNEHRT. UNFRID . VERZE ("Peace feeds one, war feeds on one!") / . 16 H (privy mark: crossed mint-hooks) S 38 .

The Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg (German: Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg), or more properly the Duchy of Brunswick and Lüneburg, was an historical duchy that existed from the late Middle Ages to the Early Modern era within the Holy Roman Empire. The duchy was located in what is now northwestern Germany. Its name came from the two largest cities in the territory: Brunswick and Lüneburg. The dukedom emerged in 1235 from the allodial lands of the House of Welf in Saxony and was granted as an imperial fief to Otto the Child, a grandson of Henry the Lion. The duchy was divided several times during the High Middle Ages amongst various lines of the House of Welf, but each ruler was styled "Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg" in addition to his own particular title.  By 1692, the territories had consolidated to two: the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. In 1714, the Hanoverian branch of the family succeeded to the throne of Great Britain, which they would rule in personal union with Hanover until 1837. For this reason, many cities and provinces in former British colonies are named after Brunswick or Lüneburg. The Hanoverians never ruled Brunswick while they held the British throne, as the city was part of neighboring Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, the Brunswick-Lüneburg territories became the Kingdom of Hanover and the Duchy of Brunswick.

Frederick, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, (1574–1648) was the Prince of Lüneburg from 1636 to 1648. Frederick was born on 28 August 1574, the tenth child of William the Younger (Brunswick-Lüneburg) (1535–1592) and Dorothea of Denmark. He became bishop's adjutor in the Bishopric of Ratzeburg and was elected propst (provost) of the Archdiocese of Bremen. Frederick belonged to the New House of Lüneburg. He died on 10 December 1648.

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