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102116 | NETHERLANDS. Middelburg. Death of Philips II bronze Jeton.

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    102116  |  NETHERLANDS. Middelburg. Death of Philips II bronze Jeton. Issued 1598. Commemorating the death of the Spanish monarch Felipe (Philips) II (31mm, 8.42 g, 5h).

     

    MORS SCEPTRA LIGONIBVS ÆQVAT (death makes spades and scepters equal), Death (as a skeleton) standing facing, holding hourglass and spear; below, spade and scepter crossed in saltire below crown; 13 SEPT / 1598 across field / VERBVM DOMINI MANET IN ÆTERNVM (the word of the Lord remains eternal), crowned and garnished coat-of-arms of Zeeland. Edge: Plain.

     

    Dugniolle 3459; van Loon I, p. 512. Choice Very Fine. Dark brown surfaces, with some scattered green deposits.

     

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