nomos 13
7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 12
Estimate: 650 CHF
Hammer Price:
Netherlands, Dordrecht. Counter of heavy weight (Silver, 34.5mm, 15.41 g 1), 1579. PRÆSTAT*PVGNARE*PRO*PATRIA*.15*79. (It is better to fight for the fatherland) Above, two armored horsemen attacking eachother; below, two infantrymen fighting. Rev. *QVAM*SIMVLATA*PACE*DECIPI* (than to be fooled by a false peace) The two headless bodies of Counts Egmont and Horn, with, beside them, their heads impaled on two posts. Van Loon I, p. 270, i. Beautifully toned and exceptionally attractive. Very minor die fault on the obverse edge at 7, otherwise, good extremely fine.

Ex Peus 407, 7 November 2012, 1642.

Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522-1568), and Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn (c. 1518/1526 -1568), were two of the most important noblemen of the Netherlands in the third quarter of the sixteenth century: both were supporters of the Spanish crown. Both protested the imposition of the Inquisition by Cardinal Granvelle, but still remained loyal to Philip II. This opposition enraged the king and he sent in the Duke of Alba to pacify the country. Despite protests from all over Europe, Alba arrested Egmont and Horn, convicted them in a kangaroo court, and had them both executed the next day, 5 June 1568. That action, and Alba’s other cruelties, made the Dutch Revolt inevitable; they have been lauded as heros in both Belgian and the Netherlands ever since. This jeton was struck as a reminder to those engaged in peace negotiations in 1579, of what happened to earlier leaders who had wished for peace.
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
07 Oct 2016 11:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
16 May 2022 17:52:45 CEST
Remaining Time:
Hammer Price:
2400 CHF
Pre-Bidding closes on 22 Mai 2022 at 9:00 CEST. Live bidding starts at 14:00 CET and is EXCLUSIVELY available on biddr. Seperate registration is required.

Bidding will be closed precisely at the time indicated; any bids received after that time will NOT be executed. Please be aware that electronic transmission times can vary so that bids sent very near the closing time may, in fact, arrive AFTER bidding closes, thus resulting in your bid being rejected.

You must be a registered and approved bidder in order to bid. All bidder registrations must be approved: Registration is open until 24 hours prior to the sale. All winning bids placed on our site are subject to a buyer's fee of 22.5%. By placing a bid on a lot in this sale you have both entered into a legally binding contract to purchase that lot, and have also accepted the Terms of Use found on this website. Please bid in WHOLE SWISS FRANC AMOUNTS only (125, 400, 1098, etc.): an error message will result if you use a decimal point (.), a letter or any other character (+, %, etc.) in your bid.

0 - 100 ⇒ 5
100 - 200 ⇒ 10
200 - 500 ⇒ 20
500 - 1'000 ⇒ 50
1'000 - 2'000 ⇒ 100
2'000 - 5'000 ⇒ 200
5'000 - 10'000 ⇒ 500
10'000 - 20'000 ⇒ 1'000
20'000 - 50'000 ⇒ 2'000
50'000 - 100'000 ⇒ 5'000
100'000 - 200'000 ⇒ 10'000
200'000 - 500'000 ⇒ 20'000
500'000 - 1'000'000 ⇒ 50'000
1'000'000 - 2'000'000 ⇒ 100'000
2'000'000 - 5'000'000 ⇒ 200'000
from 5'000'000 ⇒ 500'000


Die Auktion erfolgt gegen Bezahlung in Schweizer Franken mit einem Aufgeld von 22.5% auf den Zu-schlagspreis. Für im Saal anwesende Bietende beträgt das Aufgeld 22.5%. Auf erfolgreiche Gebote über eine „Live Bidding“-Plattform entfällt kein zusätzliches Aufgeld. Bei Ausliefer¬ungen in der Schweiz erhöht sich der Endpreis (Zuschlagspreis und Aufgeld und Versandspesen) für Silber- und Bronzemünzen sowie Medaillen um die MWST von 7.7 %. Im Ausland erhobene Gebühren irgendwelcher Art sind vom Käufer zu bezahlen. Der Gesamtpreis ist nach erfolg¬tem Zuschlag fällig. Das Eigentumsrecht wird erst mit der vollständigen Bezahlung vom Käufer erworben. Für verspätete Zahlung wird ein Verzugszins von 1% pro Monat in Rechnung gestellt. Gebote, die 80% des Schätzpreises unterschreiten, können nicht berück-sichtigt werden. Schriftliche Gebote haben Vorrang.

Jeder Ersteigerer verpflichtet sich, für die durch ihn getätigte Erwerbung persönlich zu haften. Er kann nicht geltend machen, im Auftrag Dritter gehandelt zu haben. Der Zuschlag verpflichtet zur Abnahme.

Die Beschreibung der Stücke und deren Erhaltungs-grade erfolgt nach bestem Wissen und Gewissen. Die Echtheit der Stücke wird garantiert. Berechtigte Reklamationen werden bis 8 Tage nach Erhalt der Stücke berücksichtigt. Der Versand der ersteigerten Stücke erfolgt nach vollständiger Bezahlung der Rech¬nung auf Kosten und Risiko des Käufers. Im Übrigen kommen die ortsüblichen Gantbedingungen zur Anwendung.

Der Versand in die Russische Föderation erfolgt ausdrücklich auf eigenes Risiko des Empfängers.

Gerichtsstand für alle Verfahren ist Zürich 1. Nur der deutsche Text der Auktionsbedingungen ist rechtsgültig. Durch Abgabe eines mündlichen oder schriftlichen Gebotes werden die vorliegenden Auktionsbedingungen anerkannt.

Conditions générales de vente

La vente aux enchères s’effectue en francs suisses. Au prix d’adjudication s’ajoute une commission d’achat de 22.5%. Elle sera de 22.5% pour les acheteurs présents en salle de vente. La commission de 22.5% s’applique aussi aux achats effectués sur une plateforme internet « live bidding ». En cas de livraison en Suisse, au prix d’achat global (comprenant le prix d’adjudication, les frais acheteurs, et les frais d’expédition) doit être appliqué la T.V.A. Suisse de 7.7% sur les monnaies et les médailles d’argent et de bronze. Tous droits et taxes dus à l’étranger sont à la charge de l’acheteur. Le paiement est dû immédiatement après l’adjudication. 1% d’intérêt sera facturé en cas de retard. Le transfert de propriété n’est effectif qu’après le paiement intégral. Les ordres d’achats inférieurs à 80% de nos estimations ne seront pas prix en compte. A montant égal, les ordres d’achat écrits sont prioritaires.

Chaque adjudicataire s’engage pour ses achats, et il ne peut prétendre avoir porté enchères pour le compte d’un tiers. L’adjudication est un engagement irrévo¬cable pour l’acquéreur.

Les descriptions des lots, et leurs états de conser-vation, sont données en bonne foi. L’authenticité des monnaies est garantie. Toute réclamation justifiée sera prise en compte pendant les huit jours qui suivent la remise des monnaies. L’envoi des lots adjugés sera effectué, après paiement, aux frais et aux risques de l’acheteur.

La livraison a la Russie est expressément soumise au propre risque du destinataire.

Les conditions locales de vente aux enchères seront appliquées. Seul le texte allemand de ces conditions de vente fait foi. En tant que de besoin, le tribunal responsable sera celui de Zürich 1. Tout enchérisseur, oral ou écrit, reconnaît avoir pris connaissance des conditions générales de vente ci-dessus.

Conditions of Sale

All sales will be made through payment in Swiss Francs, with the addition of a buyer’s premium of 22.5% on the hammer price. Any bidders attending the sale in person, as floor bidders, will have a reduced buyer’s premium of only 22.5%. There will be no additional charge for all successful live internet bids. For all lots delivered in Switzerland there is an additional Swiss VAT of 7.7% due on the hammer price and on the buyer’s premium for silver and bronze coins, and for medals. The purchaser is responsible for all taxes and fees due for delivery of lots outside of Switzerland. Payment is due imme-diately following conclusion of the sale. Full title to purchases is only obtained upon full payment. A charge of 1% per month will be assessed for delayed payments. Bids below 80% of the estimated prices will not be accepted. Written bids take preference over room bids.

Buyers are personally responsible for their own purchases and cannot claim to act on the account or instructions of a third party. Adjudication occurs on the fall of the hammer and commits the bidder to acceptance of the lot.

The lot descriptions, including the degree of preservation, are opinions and made in good faith. The authenticity of all coins is guaranteed. Justified complaints can only be considered if made within eight days of the auction. Upon receipt of full payment, shipment of lots will be arranged for the purchaser at his expense and risk. In general, the usual conditions applied to auctions held in Zürich apply here.

Shipping to the Russian Federation will only be made at the recipient’s own risk.

Exclusive jurisdiction for any legal proceedings shall be Zürich 1. Although the Conditions of Sale are provided in English, French and German, only the German text is legally valid. The bidder accepts these conditions of sale by the submission of a bid, whether verbal or written.
Lot 12
Estimate: 650 CHF
Netherlands, Dordrecht. Counter of heavy weight (Silver, 34.5mm, 15.41 g 1), 1579. PRÆSTAT*PVGNARE*PRO*PATRIA*.15*79. (It is better to fight for the fatherland) Above, two armored horsemen attacking eachother; below, two infantrymen fighting. Rev. *QVAM*SIMVLATA*PACE*DECIPI* (than to be fooled by a false peace) The two headless bodies of Counts Egmont and Horn, with, beside them, their heads impaled on two posts. Van Loon I, p. 270, i. Beautifully toned and exceptionally attractive. Very minor die fault on the obverse edge at 7, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Lot 13
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Germany, Brandenburg. Medal of 4 Ducats (Gold, 32.5mm, 14.02 g 12), an original cast medal on the death of the Electors Joachim II Hector (1535-1571) and Johann Georg (1571-1598) of Brandenburg’s councilor and ambassador, Andreas Czoch (1519-1581). By an artist in the circle of Hans Eichhorn (Franz Friedrich), Frankfurt-on-the-Oder (?), 1581. +ANDREAS+CZOCH+D+Æ+SV+6Z+ANN+1581 Facing bust of Czoch, turned slightly to the right, with a short beard, rich clothing with a small ruff, and an elaborate fur coat with a high collar. Rev. IVRAVIT.ET.NON.DECIPIET (=he swore not to deceive) Shield bearing the Czoch arms, topped with an elaborate, plumed helmet. Habich 2330 (this piece). Of the greatest rarity, apparently unique. With a superb portrait in the finest late German Renaissance style. Traces of a removed mount at the top, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Lot 14
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 51.5mm, 46.05 g 12), on Queen Elizabeth’s I support for the United Provinces, by G. van Bylaer (but unsigned), 1587. (rose)xDEOxOPTxMAXxLAVSxETxHONORxINxO-ExÆVVMxQVODx (=To the best and greatest God be praise and honor for ever, because...) Elizabeth I of England enthroned facing, crowned, holding orb and scepter, and wearing robes decorated with the Tudor rose; below her feet, hydra; below and to the right, five naked boys, each holding a shield, bearing, from left to right, the arms of Guelderland, Holland, Zealand, Utrecht and Friesland; to left, the Earl of Leicester, standing right, holding the right side of the queen’s cloak with both hands and treading on the hydra’s tail with his right foot; in exergue, 1587. Rev. xQVEMxDEVSxCONFICIETxSPIRITVxORISxSVIx (=Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth) Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds and rays; below, Pope, cardinals, bishops and nun, chalice and wafers, all falling from heaven. Eimer 53. MI I, p. 139, 99. Van Loon I, p. 369. i. A lovely, well-struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF