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592405
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2405. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NETHERLANDS, Breda. 1577. AR 20 Sols (7.53 gm). IN. NECESSITATE. 1577: around BRE/DÆ in two lines; trumpet, tower and fleur-de-lis stamped in corners; XX in incuse below. Delmonte 183; Maillet pl. 17, 4; de Witt 808; KM -. Toned, nice VF. Rare. ($1500)

In the confused and tumultuous period of the wars between the Northern Dutch provinces and the Spaniards, Breda changed hands at least six times. The city was under near constant seige, and it was during the assault of this Spanish held town by army of the Prince of Orange that this coin was struck.