Brabant 1568 1/4 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 124, lot 522
Brabant J124-522r.jpg
This specimen was lot 522 in Jean Elsen sale 124 (Brussels, March 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,870 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Philippe II (1555-1598), AR quart d'écu de Bourgogne, 1568 (sur 1567), Anvers. Droit: Croix de Bourgogne, chargée d'un briquet, accostée de la date. Revers: Ecu d'Autriche-Bourgogne couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Très Rare. Exemplaire bien frappé sur flan large. Fine griffe dans l'écu. Belle patine colorée. presque Superbe. (duchy of Brabant, Philip II (1555-98), silver quarter écu of Burgundy, 1568/7, Antwerp mint. Obverse: Burgundian cross charged with a briquet divides the date; reverse: crowned arms of Austria-Burgundy, order of the Golden Fleece around. Very rare, well struck on a large flan, fine scratch of the shield, colorful patina, about extremely fine.)"

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 7,31 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 242-1; Delm., 104; W., 740.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 124, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2015.

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