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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2714. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SPANISN NETHERLANDS. Philip II. 1555-1598. Guezenpenning or 'Beggar's Badge'. 1566 . Attributed to J. Jonghelinck. AR (8.60 gm). ENTPOVT FIDELLES AV ROY, cuirassed bust of Philip II left / TVSQVES A PORTER LA BESACE, clasped hands holding a double begging bowl. v. Loon I, 85; Simonis XIII / 4. Toned, VF. Four suspension loops with attachments. ($300)

A group of nobles under the leadership of the Count of Brederode took the name 'Beggar's' following their presentation to Margaret of Parma and a derisory remark made about them. The group was opposed Spanish policy and the enforcement of the Inquisition.