Brabant 1668(a) ducaton Dav-4475

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 606
This specimen was lot 606 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR ducaton, 1668, Bruxelles. Premier type. D/ B. enfantin à d. R/ Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions, orné du bijou de la Toison d'or. Beau à Très Beau. (duchy of Brabant, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver ducaton of 1668, Brussels mint, first type. Obverse: infant bust to right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, adorned by the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Fine - Very Fine.)"
The regular type, issued 1666-80 from Antwerp (Dav-4475) and Brussels (shown here), is scarce but not rare. The other provinces issued this type, including Flanders, Tournai and Luxembourg.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.48 g, .944 fine silver, this specimen 32,07 g.

Catalog reference: KM 79.2, G.H. 348-2a; Delm. 326; W. 1073; V.H. 692, Dav-4475.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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