Brabant (1500-06) florin Fr-47

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 593
This specimen was lot 593 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €480 (about US$666 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Philippe le Beau (1482-1506), AV florin d'or au saint Philippe, s.d. (1500-1506), Anvers. Troisième type. D/ Saint Philippe de f., ten. une longue croix, les Evangiles et devant lui l'écu d'Autriche-Bourgogne couronné. R/ Croix fleuronnée cantonnée de deux lis et de deux couronnes, un lion en coeur. Très Beau. (duchy of Brabant, Philip the Fair, 1482-1506, undated gold florin of St. Philip, Antwerp mint, third type. Obverse: St. Philip facing, bearing a long cross, the Evangelists before him and the crowned arms of Austria-Burgundy. Reverse: floriate cross cantoned with two fleurs-de-lys and two crowns, with a lion at the center. Very fine.)"
This coin is variously catalogued as a goldgulden or a florin and was nominally equal to a ducat. It was issued during the reign of Philip the Fair, son of Maximilian of Austria, and served as the transition between Burgundian and Hapsburg rule.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold; this specimen is 3,24 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-47; G.H. 115-1b; Delm. 86; W. 599.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 138, Collection A. BLONDEL, Collection M. HENDRICKX, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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