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CNG 108, Lot: 1085. Estimate $500.
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DUTCH REVOLT (Nederlandse Opstand), Low Countries. Zierikzee. Besieged by the Spanish under the command of Cristóbal de Mondragón, October 1575-29 July 1576. AR Half Daalder Klippe (30x31mm, 10.23 g). Later strike. Dated 1576. Civic coat-of-arms within circular pearl border; below, 1576 within ornate frame; above civic coat-of-arms stamp / Blank. Cf. P&W Zi 11 (kwart daalder); Gelder, Noodmunten, 85d; De Man –; Delmonte, Argent 176; Mailliet –; Lasser –; CNM 2.50.26. In NGC encapsulation, 3748154-006, graded AU 55. Toned.

Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection, ANS 1001.1.9389 (Numismatica Genevensis SA VII, 27 November 2012), lot 515.

Situated in Zeeland, Zierikzee, unlike it neighbor Middelburg, sided against the Spanish. Because of its strategic location and importance to the revolt, Zierikzee was besieged from November 1575 to February 1576. The city was eventually compelled to capitulate. In the ensuing negotiations, the Dutch were forced to allow those inhabitants of the city who were Catholic to enjoy religious freedom.