Milan 1622 ducatone Dav-4001

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Aureo sale 232, lot 136
Aureo sale 238, lot 8
The first specimen shown was lot 136 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 460 euros (about $759 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1622. Milán. 1 ducatón. Anv: PHILIPPVS.IIII.REX.HISPA. Rev: MEDIOLANI.DVX.ET.C. Muy atractiva. Rara así. EBC-. (Ducatone of Milan, 1622. Obverse: Philip IV, king of Spain; reverse: Duke of Milan. Very attractive, rare thus, nearly extremely fine.)
The second specimen was lot 8 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 517 euro (about US$820 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1622. Milán. 1 ducatón. Muy atractiva. Escasa así. EBC-. (Duchy of Milan, ducatone of 1622. Very attractive, scarce thus, about extremely fine.)"
Ducatons 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 Milan 1622-30 for Philip IV of Spain. The series is plagued by bad planchets and poor strikes, reducing their appeal to collectors.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Vti. 19, Crippa 9B, Dav-4001.


  • 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.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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