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    Gold 16 Ducats, 19th Century Presentation piece of the Gelderland Ducatoon, KM-UNL, UNC, attributed to the Banjarmasin area of Southern Borneo circa 1830. Design imitating the silver Dutch rider of 1759, it appears to be loosely linked to the weight of the 20 Ducats from the Netherlands. We have done extensive research on this spectacular item and have found a 1988 work by researcher William Barrett (from the Brunei Historical Center) which concludes that these pieces were made for presentation, probably by a local ruler. The date engraved is "1579" which undoubtedly was copied from a coin dated 1759. A total of only 15 pieces are known, most of which are in institutions. The coin presented here is likely the same specimen which was originally sold in a September 21/22, 1960 Glendining & Co. Auction (lot 581) and then resold by the same company in a September 29/30, 1964 (lot 575). It is a gorgeous and intriguing piece that carries a lot of historical importance.
    From the Dr. Patrick Tan Collection.


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