Nevers and Rethel 1614 ecu Dav-3833A
This specimen was lot 553 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $499.38. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. Nevers & Rethel. Ecu, 1614. PCGS FINE-15 Secure Holder. Charles II de Gonzaga (1601-37). Toned, small planchet crack at 2 o'clock." The county of Rethel and the duchy of Nevers, located in northeast France, were the heritage of the dukes of Mantua, who struck coins for the region until 1653. The écus are generally rare but this one is only scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: d'Avant-6124, KM 27, Dav-3833A.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.