Utrecht 1570 rijksdaalder Dav-8522

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Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 1205
Utrecht 1570 rijksdaalder rev JElsen 115-1205.jpg
This specimen was lot 1205 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €200 (about US$305 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, UTRECHT, Philips II (1555-1581), AR Bourgondische rijksdaalder, 1570, Droit: Bourgondisch kruis. Revers: Gekroond wapenschild, omringd door de keten van het Gulden Vlies. Ex HSA 18547. Zeer Fraai. (province of Utrecht, Philip II (1555-81), burgundian rixdollar of 1570. Obverse: Burgundian cross divides date; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Very fine.)"
The province of Utrecht, formerly a bishopric prior to the coming of the Hapsburgs, became a member of the United Provinces and issued coins until the time of Napoleon.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.53 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8522, G.H., 240-16; Delm-95; CNM 2.43.18.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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