||West Friesland. Provincial silver Ducaton 1673, KM63.2, Dav-4941A, Delm-1021b, MS64 NGC. Edge lettered type. Masterfully produced at the private mint of Dirck Bosch in Enkhuizen with coarse dentils at the edges that beautifully frame the expertly engraved centers. The obverse, with its knight riding horse depiction, skillfully renders minute detail down to the horse's ornamental garments. The crowned arms of West Friesland, with two rampant lions, sit below. One the reverse, two lions support the crowned arms of the Netherlands, with the reduced arms of Enkhuizen, depicting three herring, below. An absolutely wonderful specimen, and certainly the finest extant, with no bothersome marks, full design definition and a fully original layer of medium brown patina that turns to deep multicolored iridescence at the peripheries. As much a piece of art as it is a coin.
Realized $17,625.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.