Artois 1635 ducaton Dav-4448

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Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 700
Artois 1635 ducaton rev JElsen 115-700.jpg
This specimen was lot 700 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €6000 (about US$9,158 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ARTOIS, Comté, Philippe IV (1621-1640), AR ducaton, 1635, Arras. Premier type. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite, une grande fraise au col. Revers: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions. En dessous, le bijou de la Toison d'or. Extrêmement Rare. Ex HSA 1111. Très Beau. (county of Artois, Philip IV (1621-65), silver ducaton of 1635, Arras mint, first type. Obverse: armored bust to right with ruffed collar. Reverse: crowned arms, supported by two lions, Golden Fleece below. Extremely rare, very fine.)"
Ducatons issued from Flanders and Brabant are reasonably available but those of Artois are rare with only a few dates known.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.48 g, .944 fine silver; this specimen is 31.39 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 327-7; Dewismes, 267; Delm-277, Dav-4448, KM 17.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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