nomos 12
22 May 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. 1594. Medal (Silver, 51 mm, 45.90 g, 12 h), on Prince Maurice’s rescue of Coevorden from a Spanish siege, and on the capture of Groningen; unsigned but by G. van Bylaer. (rosette)xNEXOSxFAVORExNVMINISxQVISxDISSOLVES; (=who would disunite those who God put together?) Sheaf of arrows surrounded by shields bearing the arms of Gelderland, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland and Overijssel. Rev. Descriptive inscription in 12 lines. Van Loon I, pp. 440-441. A superb, attractive and very well-struck piece with fine, old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3100 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF