Flanders 1668 2 ducatons Dav-4478

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Jean Elsen sale 124, lot 796
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This specimen was lot 796 in Jean Elsen sale 124 (Brussels, March 2015), where it sold for €4,200 (about US$5,237 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Karel II (1665-1700), AR dukaton, 1668, Brugge. Eerste type. Op dubbel gewicht geslagen. Droit: Bb. radié als kind. Revers: Gekroond wapenschild gesteund door twee leeuwen. Onderaan het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. Zeer Zeldzaam. Tikjes op vz. Prachtig. (county of Flanders, Charles II (1665-1700), silver double ducaton of 1668, Bruges mint, first type. Obverse: infant bust to right with bare head; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, order of the Golden Fleece below. Very rare, minor nicks on the obverse, extremely fine.)
The single ducatons of Flanders with this bust (Dav-4479) are listed in the SCWC for 1666-76. The double ducaton is rare.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 64.96 g, .944 fine silver, this specimen 63,68 g.

Catalog reference: KM unlisted, Dav-4478, G.H., 348-4a; Delm., 327a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 124, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2015.

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