Mantua 1613 ducatone Dav-3937

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Sincona sale 24, lot 2040
This specimen was lot 2040 in Sincona sale 25 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 10,000 CHF (about US$12,352 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinando Gonzaga duca di Mantova e del Monferrato, 1612-1626 Ducatone 1613. FERD:CAR: D:G:DVX:MAN:VI:ET:M:F:IIII:· Bust in cardinal's attire to r., underneath: MDCXIIII. Rev. NON MVTVATA LVCE Sun with human features in double circle of rays. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Attractive patina."
This type is listed with an Arabic date and a Roman numeral date (shown here) and an equally rare issue in 1615.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 31.49 g.

Catalog reference: KM-105.1; CNI -. MIR 590; Dav-3937.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Rarities, Auction 25, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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