Brabant 1642(h) 2 ducaton Dav-4461

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1608
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Jean Elsen sale 124, lot 565
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Brabant in 1559, from Shepherd's atlas
The first specimen was lot 1608 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPANISH NETHERLANDS. Brabant. Double Ducaton, 1642. Antwerp Mint. Philip IV (1621-65). PCGS SP-45+. Struck with Ducaton dies on a double thick planchet." The second specimen was lot 565 in Jean Elsen sale 124 (Brussels, March 2015), where it sold for €7,500 (about US$9,351 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Philippe IV (1621-1665), AR ducaton, 1642, Anvers. Deuxième type. Piéfort de poids double. Droit: B. drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions. En dessous, le bijou de la Toison d'or. Provient de Hess-Divo AG, vente 264, 15-16 mai 1995, 109. Très Rare. Très Beau à Superbe. (duchy of Brabant, Philip IV (1621-65), silver ducaton of 1642, Antwerp mint, second type, piedfort of double weight. Obverse: armored bust to right with ruffed collar; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, order of the Golden Fleece below. Very rare, very fine to extremely fine, from Hess-Divo sale 264, May 1995, lot 109.)"
Ducatons 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 patagons. The double ducaton shown here was struck at the Antwerp mint 1636-62 (hand mintmark, shown here) and at the Maastricht mint 1636-73. The series is plagued by bad planchets and poor strikes, reducing their appeal to collectors.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 64.96 g, .944 fine silver, the first specimen 64.8 gms, the second specimen 65,02 g.

Catalog reference: KM-75.1; Delm-284a; cf.Gelder-327-1b; cf.DeMay-2291, Dav-4461.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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