Netherlands East Indies: VOC Ducatoon
A silver VOC Ducatoon of the Province of
Holland, Netherlands having
on the reverse Armored knight, brandishing sword on galloping horse.
Holland - Silver Rider 1728-1741
Obverse : Silver Rider Ducatoon. Dordrecht in Holland mint.
MON:FOED:BELG:PRO:HOLL:IN USUM SOCIET:IND:ORIENT. along
periphery within beaded rim. This abbreviated Latin legend may be
transcribed as: MONeta FOEDeratarum BELGii PROvinciarum HOLLandiae
IN USUM SOCIETatis INDiae ORIENTalis which translates as "Coin of
the province of Holland in the United Netherlands for use of the East
India Company". Armored knight, brandishing sword in right hand, right
on galloping saddled horse; Shield (crowned coat-of-arms of Holland)
below; above L:IN of legend.
|Weight Legal||32.78 gms|
| Scholten 29b : DEL# 1061 KM#
Reverse : CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT which translates to
In harmony small things grow (Sallust, Roman historian).
1740above, crowned coat-of-arms of the Dutch Republic with
crowned lion supporters on either side; below, Vereenigde Oostindische
Compagnie (Dutch East India Company 1602-1800) monogram VOC
within ornate frame.
I thank Jan Lingen who kindly permited me to use the image of this
rare Silver Rider Ducatoon from his collection, which he uploaded
which have been reduced to 600 dpi and displayed at 150 dpi.
Ex CNG, Triton XVIII, 2015 Januari 6-7, lot 1636.
From the Joseph R Lasser Collection for the benefit of The Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation. Ex Westerhof 9 (28 March 1992), lot 785.