Flanders 1674 patagon Dav-4494

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Aureo sale 232, lot 149
The specimen shown was lot 149 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 270 euros (about $445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1674. Brujas. 1 patagón. Bella. Brillo original. Rara así. EBC-. (Bruges ducaton of 1674, beautiful original luster, rare thus, nearly extremely 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. The type shown here was struck at the Bruges mint 1666-92 for Charles II of Spain. The SCWC notes the Flemish issues as the most common, followed by the Brabant issue, tho none are plentiful today. The series is plagued by bad planchets and poor strikes, reducing their appeal to collectors.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.1 g, .875 fine silver, .790 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 63, Vti. 436, Dav-4494.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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