Tournai (1612-21) patagon Dav-4438

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Jean Elsen sale 118, lot 839
Tournai c1612 patagon rev JElsen 118-839.jpg
Artois in 1559, from Shepherd's atlas. Tournai is in Flanders, near the Hainaut border
This specimen was lot 839 in Jean Elsen sale 118 (Brussels, September 2013), where it sold for €90 (about US$142 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"TOURNAI, Seigneurie, Albert et Isabelle (1598-1621), AR patagon, s.d. (1612-1621), Droit: Croix de Bourgogne sous une couronne, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. Revers: Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Flan large. Très Beau (Lordship of Tournai, Albert and Isabella (1598-1621), silver patagon without date (1612-21). Obverse: Burgundian cross below a crown with the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Large planchet, very fine.)"
This type was issued for Albert and Isabella, regents for the Spanish Netherlands until 1621. Similar coins were minted in Flanders (Dav-4434) and Brabant (Dav-4432). Later patagons (Dav-4470) were issued in the name of Philip IV.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.81 g.

Catalog reference: G.H., 311-7a; Delm-260; Hoc-434; Dav-4438.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • 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 118, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2013.

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