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Netherlands - Groningen. Silver Ducat, 1683. Dav-4895; Delm-996; KM-41. Knight with sword down, city arms. Reverse: Crowned shield with date above. Luster beneath lovely iridescent toning. Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated.
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Netherlands - Groningen. Double Silver Ducat, 1683. Dav-4894; Delm-996A (Rarity-3) 55.91 grams. Standing knight holding shield on ribbon. Reverse: Crowned lion crest. Toned. Extremely Rare. Very Fine.
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The first issue of this coin is thought to have been under Roger II of Sicily, who, in 1140, coined ducats bearing the figure of Christ, and the inscription, ‘Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem tu regis iste ducatus’ (or roughly, “O Christ, let this ...