Liege 1688 patagon Dav-4298

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1281
This specimen was lot 1281 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €400 (about US$532 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIEGE, Principauté, Siège vacant (1688), AR écu (patagon) au saint Lambert, 1688. Différent: étoile. D/ B. mitré du saint à g. R/ Ecu couronné. Rare Légères traces d'ajustage Très Beau. Provient de la collection J.-M. Chouters et de notre vente 77, 13 décembre 2003, 1330. (prince-bishopric of Liege, vacant seat (1688), silver patagon of St. Lambert, star privy mark. Obverse: mitred bust of the saint to left; reverse: crowned arms. Rare, light adjustment marks, very fine.)"
Another sede vacante patagon (Dav-4297) also exists for 1688.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,08 g.

Catalog reference: Chestret 649 var. (revers du Ch. 648); Delm. 475; Dengis 1118, Dav-4298, KM 97.

Source:

  • 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 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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