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Nomos 13 7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 41
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal, cast (Silver, gilt, 66mm, 50.89 g 12), on the death of Simon Episcopius (1583-1643) in Amsterdam on 4 April 1643, 1643. DE HELDERE SVYVERE NAACKTE WAARHEIT. EN GHVLDE VRYHEYT (=the striking, pure and naked truth, and the precious liberty...) On the left, Virtue, nude, standing facing, her right foot on a globe, holding the sun in her right hand and an open book and palm branch with her left; on the right, Liberty, standing facing, holding a lance topped by a liberty cap. Rev. KRACHTICH’V.DEDICHT’MET.LEER.EN.LEV.DOOR.M.SIM.EPIS.EERTYTS. PROF.DER.H.THEOL.TOT.LEYD’ (=were strongly defended by the teaching and conduct of M. Simon Episcopius, once professor of holy theology at Leiden) Engraved in twelve lines: DESEN PENNINGH / DOOR DE ERFGENAMEN / VAN WYLEN. Mr SIMON / EPISCOPIVS. VEREERT TOT / GEDACHTENIS AEN DIE GENEN / DIE SYN E. IN SYN SIECKTE BE / DIENT EN NAE SYN OVERLYDEN / GEDRAGEN HEBBEN IS SOETELYCK / IN DEN Hr ONTSLAPEN DEN 4.EN / APRIL 1643 SMORGENS / ONTRENT 10 UREN TOT / AMSTERDAM. (=the heirs of Mr Simon Episcopius have presented this medal as a memento to those who assisted His Reverence during his illness, and who bore him after his death. He went to sleep tranquilly with God on 4 April 1643, at around 10 in the morning in Amsterdam). Bemolt 56. Hofstee 32. KPK 677. Van Loon II, pp. 261-262. A lovely original cast, with the original gilding. As usual, the fields were polished prior to the contemporary gilding, otherwise, extremely fine.


Simon Episcopius (=Simon Bisschop) was a Remonstrant and Arminian minister, who was greatly disliked by the orthodox Calvinists. He and a number of supporters were refused a hearing at the Synod of Dort, and then exiled. After the death of Prince Maurice Episcopius was finally allowed to return: he died while serving as rector of the Remonstrant college in Amsterdam.
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Online bidding closes: 07 Oct 2016 11:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 20 May 2019 17:21:09 CET
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Hammer Price: 4200 CHF

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Estimate: 2500 CHF
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
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