102220 | NETHERLANDS. 's-Hertogenbosch. Grave Diggers' Guild bronze Badge.
102220 | NETHERLANDS. 's-Hertogenbosch. Grave Diggers' Union bronze Guild Badge. Engraved circa 1700-1750 (41mm, 26.79 g, 12h).
Facing skull over scythes crossed in saltire; flame ball to left, above, and to right; winged hourglass below / DE DOODE BEGRAEVEN (the burying of the dead), radiant Eye of Providence above casket and shovel. Edge: Plain, with loop attached at the top.
Engraving: Choice Extremely Fine. Pleasing brown surfaces.
A unique piece on account of its engraved status, no other such similar examples could be located. Given the nature of engraved guild medals or badges with hooks at the top, it is very likely that this interesting piece served such a role for its holder.
Upload: 15 March 2023.