Flanders 1653 2 ducatons Dav-4456

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 565
This specimen was lot 565 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Philips IV (1621-1665), AR dukaton, 1653, Brugge. Op dubbel gewicht geslagen. Vz/ Geharnarst bb. r. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild gehouden door twee leeuwen. Onderaan het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. Zeer zeldzaam. Zeer Fraai. (county of Flanders, Philip IV, 1621-65, silver ducaton of 1653, Bruges mint, struck in double weight. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, jewel of the Golden Fleece below. Very rare, very fine.)"
The regular ducaton (Dav-4457) comes up from time to time but this double ducaton is rare despite being struck intermittently 1639-64.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 64.96 g, .944 fine silver, this specimen 64,63 g.

Catalog reference: KM unlisted, Dav-4456, G.H., Suppl., 327-6b; Delm. 286a.

Source:

  • 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 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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