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91001675
CNG 91, Lot: 1675. Estimate $300.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). 1581-1795. AR Jeton (31mm, 7.55 g, 5h). Commemorating the Fifth Year of Twelve in the Treaty of Antwerp. Dated 1613 in Roman numerals. (rosette) · FORTITVDO · BELGICA · (the strength of the Low Countries), bundle of arrows / MDCXIII/INDVCIAR:/V·/S·C· (5th [year] of the indication, by decree of the senate) in four lines; above, rosette between two pellets. Dugnoille 3690; Van Loon II, p. 84; Schulman, Pax -. Good VF, toned.


The Treaty of Antwerpen, signed in 1609, initiated a period known as the Twelve Years Truce – a temporary break in the hostilities of the Eighty Years War, which saw the United Provinces struggling for their independence from Spanish rule. Toward the end of the treaty’s period, another pact was developed to extend the period of peace. Maurits of Nassau, among others, however, squelched any further talk of such an extention, and hostilities ultimately resumed in 1621.