Brabant 1683(a) ducaton Dav-4481

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Jean Elsen sale 118, lot 771
Brabant 1683 ducaton rev JElsen 118-771.jpg
This specimen was lot 771 in Jean Elsen sale 118 (Brussels, September 2013), where it sold for €240 (about US$378 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR ducaton, 1683, Bruxelles. Deuxième type. Droit: B. juvénile à droite, les cheveux longs, une large cravate au cou. Revers: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions, orné du bijou de la Toison d'or. Rare. Griffes. Les champs repolis. Beau à Très Beau (duchy of Brabant, Charles II (1665-1700), silver ducaton of 1683, Brussels mint, second type. Obverse: juvenile bust to right, with long hair and large cravat; reverse: crowned arms, supported by two lions, adorned with the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Rare, scratches, tooling in fields, fine to very fine.)"
This type was struck 1682-84 at Brussels and Antwerp and is one of the keys of Spanish Netherlands coinage, even in low grade such as the specimen shown.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 30.95 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 348-2b; Delm-332; W., 1074; KM 103.2, Dav-4481.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
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  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 118, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2013.

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