Brabant 1653(h) ducaton Dav-4454

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Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 499
Brabant 1653h ducation rev JElsen 155-499.jpg
Brabant in 1559, from Shepherd's atlas
This specimen was lot 499 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €140 (about US$214 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Philippe IV (1621-1665), AR ducaton, 1653, Anvers. Deuxième type. Droit: B. drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions. En dessous, le bijou de la Toison d'or. Frappe faible. Ex HSA 2492. Très Beau. (duchy of Brabant, Philip IV (1621-65), silver ducaton of 1653, Antwerp mint, second type. Obverse: draped and armored bust to right. Reverse: crowned arms, supported by two lions, Golden Fleece below. Weakly struck, very fine.)"
The regular type, issued 1636-65 from Antwerp (shown here, with hand mintmark) and Brussels, is scarce but not rare. The other provinces issued this type, including Artois, Flanders, Tournai and Luxembourg.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.48 g, .944 fine silver; this specimen is 32,40 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 327-1b; Delm-284; W., 1001, Dav-4454, KM 72.1.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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