Brabant 1628(h) patagon Dav-4462

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3582
Brabant in 1559, from Shepherd's atlas
This specimen was lot 3582 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIEN Brabant, Herzogtum Philipp IV. 1621-1665. Patagon 1628, Antwerpen. Sehr schön. (duchy of Brabant, Philip IV of Spain, 1621-65, patagon of 1628, Antwerp mint, very fine.)"
Patagons were issued in the Spanish Netherlands and associated states (including the bishopric of Liege and Franche Comte) during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, where they competed with French écus, German talers and Dutch daalders and ducatons. The type shown here was struck at the Antwerp mint 1622-65 and at the Maastricht mint 1625-31. A very similar coin was struck for Flanders (Dav-4464), Luxembourg (Dav-4468) and Tournai (Dav-4470). The SCWC notes the Flemish issues as the most common, followed by the Brabant issue, tho none are plentiful today. The series is plagued by bad planchets and poor strikes, reducing their appeal to collectors.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 28.1 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen 27,96 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 293, Dav-4462, KM 53.1 (Antwerp).


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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