"The Dutch Revolt gave its seven northern provinces control of their coinage. The collapse of the government of Francis of Anjou in 1583, however, left them without a constitutional ruler to name on those coins. They fell back on the longstanding regional tradition of imitating well accepted foreign coins. In this case they avoided political complications by copying obsolete coins. The gold coins Ferdinand and Isabella issued to the standards of the ducat were widely copied and called ducats. They also imitated the Hungarian ducat and those coins had more influence on the subsequent coinage of the United Provinces. Since the Netherlands became a dominant international trader, the influence of these ducats was global."
This is an ultra rare Utrecht specimen of approximate > 150+ Years of age.
Technical specifications as follows:-
Size: 23 mm (Good Mid-size)
Weight: 3.4900 grams
AGW: 0.1106 Troy Oz
Design of Coinage:-
1. Obverse Armored, standing Knight holding bundle of arrows divides date without inner circle Obverse Legend: CONCORDIA RES PAR CRES TRA