Brabant 1700(h) patagon Dav-4498

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Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 555
Brabant 1700h patagon rev JElsen 115-555.jpg
This specimen was lot 555 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €650 (about US$992 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR patagon, 1700, Anvers. Tranche cordée. Droit: Croix de Bourgogne couronnée, ornée du bijou de la Toison d'or, accostée du monogramme royal couronné. Revers: Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Léger défaut du flan. Ex HSA 57.5889. Très Beau. (Duchy of Brabant, Charles II (1665-1700), silver patagon of 1700, Antwerp mint, reeded edge. Obverse: crowned Burgundian cross, with the jewels of the Golden Fleece. Reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Light planchet faults, 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. These patagons were issued from Brussels 1686-95 and Antwerp (hand mintmark, shown here) 1694-1700 but all dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.10 g, .875 fine silver; this specimen is 28.12 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 350-1b; Delm-349; W., 1058, Dav-4498, KM 107.1.


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  • 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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