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Coins of the Low Countries

The Low Countries, the Low Lands (Dutch: de Lage Landen, French: les Pays Bas), or historically also the Netherlands (Dutch: de Nederlanden, German: die Niederlande), is a coastal lowland region in northwestern Europe, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous semi-independent principalities that consolidated in the countries of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, as well as today's French Flanders.


County of Flanders (Vlaanderen), Anonymous Coinage, c. 1253 - 1300

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Vlaanderen (Flanders) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. During the late Middle Ages Flanders' trading towns (notably Ghent, Bruges and Ypres) made it one of the richest and most urbanized parts of Europe, weaving the wool of neighboring lands into cloth for both domestic use and export.
ME89563. Silver denier, Ghyssens 430, Den Duyts 134, VF, toned, weight 0.399 g, maximum diameter 11.5 mm, die axis 30o, County of Flanders (Vlaanderen, Belgium) mint, c. 1253 - 1300; obverse warrior advancing right, wearing helmet and armor, wielding sword in right hand, shield in left hand; reverse cross, flowers in each quarter; ex CNG e-auction 238 (11 Aug 2010), lot 694; scarce; ON LAYAWAY


Bronze coin weight, c. 1500

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Probably made in the Low Countries, but found in England
WO33524. Bronze Bronze weight for a gold excellente, VF, green patina, weight 3.236 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, c. 1500; obverse confronted busts of Ferdinand and Isabella in a circle of parallel dashes; reverse XVII; SOLD


'Mereau' Charity Token, Liege, Belgium, 1686

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WO50966. Bronze token, Charity Token, Rev. Num. Belge v. 5-6, p. 125, 19, gVF, weight 4.165 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Liege mint, 1686; obverse ANNIVERSARIVM 1686, Skull and crossbones; reverse ECCLESI : LEODI :, Crossbones and flames; SOLD


Cathedral of St. Lambert, Liege, Belgium, Communion Charity Token, Late 17th Century

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WO52075. Bronze De Renesse pl. LXXII, 6; Justice 43, gVF, weight 5.247 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 180o, c. 1680; obverse ECCLESI. LEODI. (church of Liège), two bones crossed in saltire, flame above and below; reverse ANNIVERSARIUM, skull facing slightly right; below, two bones crossed in saltire; SOLD


Flanders, Louis II de Mâle, 1346 - 1384

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ME54089. Silver Gros Compagnon, De Mey Flanders 210, gF, weight 3.228 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 90o, Rethel? mint, c. 1346 - 1364; obverse LVD-OVI-C x' CO-MES (inner, divided by cross), + BnDICTV SIT nOmE DnI nRI IHV XPI (outer), Cross; reverse + MONETA x FLAND' (within inner border), rampant lion left, within border of eleven lis and one line within circlets; SOLD


Bronze coin weight, c. 1500

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Found in England, but perhaps made in Antwerp.
BB33484. Bronze coin weight, VF, weight 2.733 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, obverse orb topped by cross, inside pattern; reverse K - I, hand inside circle of stars; SOLD


'Mereau' Charity Token, Liege, Belgium, 1633

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WO50970. Bronze token, Charity Token, Rev. Num. Belge v. 5-6, p. 125, 16, VF, weight 4.491 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 315o, Liege mint, 1633; obverse ANNIVERSAR 1633, Skull and crossbones; reverse ECCLESIAE : LEODI :, Crossbones and flames; SOLD


'Mereau' Charity Token, Liege, Belgium, 17th Century

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WO50983. Bronze Charity Token, Rev. Num. Belge v. 6, p. 124, 14 var. (Maria bust right, Lambert bust left), VF, weight 4.655 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 180o, 17th century; obverse SANCTA MARIA, veiled bust of the Virgin Mary left; reverse SANCTUS LAMBERT., bust of St. Lambert right, wearing miter; SOLD


Liege, Belgium, 'Mereau' Charity Token, 17th Century

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WO52079. Bronze Rev. Num. Belge v. 6, p. 124, 13 var. (Maria bust left, Lambert bust right), VF, double struck, weight 4.929 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 0o, 17th century; obverse SANCTA MARIA, veiled bust of the Virgin Mary right; reverse SANCTUS LAMBER, bust of St. Lambert left, wearing miter; SOLD


Dutch Republic (Netherlands), Trade Coinage, 1758

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Struck during the Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War in North America.
SH58752. Gold Ducat, SCWC KM 12.3, EF, slightly wavy flan, weight 3.432 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Utrecht mint, 1758; obverse CONCORDIA RES PAR CRES HOL, armored knight standing right, sword in right, filleted bundle of arrows in left, 17-58 across field; reverse MO:ORD: / PROVIN / FOEDER / BELG.AD / LEG.IMP, legend within framed tablet; SOLD




  




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REFERENCES|

De Mey, J. Les monnaies des comtes de Flandre (1244-1384). (Brussels, 1985).
De Mey, J. Les monnaies des comtes de Flandre (1384-1556). (Brussels, 1985).
Den Duyts, F. Les anciennes monnaies des comtes de Flandre, etc. (Gand, 1847).
Dugniolle, J. Le jeton historique des dix - sept provinces des Pays - Bas. (Brussels, 1876-1880).
Friedberg, A. & I. Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 8th ed. (Clifton, NJ, 2009).
Ghyssens, J. Les petits deniers de Flandre des XIIe et XIIIe siècles. (Bruxelles, 1971).
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins.(Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
Schulman, J. Nederlandse Munten. (Amsterdam, 1975).
van Loon, V. Beschrijving van Nederlandsche Historie Penningen ten Verfolge op het werk van Mr. Gerard van Loon. (Amsterdam, 1821 & 1861).

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