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Counter commemorating the capture of Breda, 1590


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Collection Coins, Coins and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleHistorical Association: Prince Maurice of Orange
EventsEighty Years' War: Capture of Breda, 1590

Object details:

Object ID MEC0053
Description Counter commemorating the capture of Breda, 1590. Obverse: Five soldiers armed with spears landing from a boat. Legend: 'PARATI . VINCERE . AVT . MORI . 4 . MARTII. INVICTI . ANIMI . PR.' Reverse: Belgian lion and arms of Prince Maurice. Inscription below: 'BREDA . A . SERVITVTE . HISPANA . VINDICATA . DVCTV . PRINCIPIS . MAVRITII . A . NASS . AO . CIƆ. IƆ. XC.' Suspension ring. The Latin numeration in this case uses a C and I punch to form the M and D of the date 'M. D. XC.' (1590).
Date made 1590

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Netherlands
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 39 mm
  • Counter commemorating the capture of Breda, 1590 (MEC0053)
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