Hoorn (1540-68) daalder Dav-8680

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 797
Hoorn in 1547, between Maastricht and Geldern
This specimen was lot 797 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,110 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOORNE, Graafschap, Philips van Montmorency (1540-1568), AR St. Martinusdaalder, z.j., Weert. Vz/ Gehelmde wapenschilden van Montmorency en Hoorne. Het omschrift eindigend op HORN. Kz/ St. Maarten te paard links, de helft van zijn mantel aan een bedelaar schenkend. Het omschrift eindigen op WERDEN. Zeer zeldzaam Zwak geslagen op vz. Fraai à Zeer Fraai. (county of Hoorn, Philip of Montmorency, 1540-68, undated silver St. Martin's daalder, Weeart mint. Obverse: helmeted arms of Montmorency and Hoorn; obverse legend ends in HORN; reverse: St. Martin, mounted left, divides his mantle with a beggar. Reverse legend ends in WERDEN. Very scarce, weakly struck on the obverse, fine to very fine.)"
Davenport notes that Philip, the last count of Hoorn, was executed by the Spanish in 1568 for treason and his county annexed to the bishopric of Liege. Three daalders are known from this locale, all undated.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,42 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 751; v.d.Ch. 11, 13; Lucas 30, Dav-8680.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 138, Collection A. BLONDEL, Collection M. HENDRICKX, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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