Transylvania: Sigismund Rákóczi gold 10 Ducats 1607,...
Sigismund was elected Prince of Transylvania in February of 1607 following the death of Stephen Bocskay in opposition to the candidates desired by the Hapsburgs and Ottomans. He was an able governor and administrator, but was forced to resign in March of 1608 by Gabriel Báthory to prevent an internal conflict involving Hajduks who had been unpaid for their service to Bocskay. Very rare, our research has yielded records of only three distinct specimens (including this one) sold at auction in the past decade and none since 2008. This multiple ducat presents an uncommon opportunity for the specialist in Transylvanian issues.
From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation Krause catalog price(s) for this item: $19000 in VF, $31500 in EF.
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