Flanders 1685 patagon Dav-4494
"VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Karel II (1665-1700), AR patagon, 1685, Brugge. Droit: Gekroond stokkenkruis met een vuurijzer tussen het jaartal en het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. Revers: Gekroond wapenschild omringd door de keten van het Gulden Vlies. Krassen op kz. Mooie patina. Ex HSA 1217. Zeer Fraai. (County of Flanders, Charles II (1665-1700), silver patagon of 1685, Bruges mint. Obverse: Burgundian cross below a crown, with the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Nice patina, 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. The type shown here was struck at the Bruges mint 1666-92. A very similar coin was struck for Brabant. 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.10 g, .875 fine silver; this specimen is 27.95 g.
Catalog reference: G.H., 350-4a; Haeck, 820; Delm-344, Dav-4494, KM 63.
- 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.
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.