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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1391

TUDOR. temp. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Jeton (30mm, 5.75 g, 4h). The Treaty of Nonsuch. Dordrecht mint. Dated 1585.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1391.
 Estimated: $ 300

British Medals, Silver

Sold For $ 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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TUDOR. temp. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Jeton (30mm, 5.75 g, 4h). The Treaty of Nonsuch. Dordrecht mint. Dated 1585. · SPRETA · AMBROSIA · VESCITOR · FENO · 1585 (With “ambrosia” removed thou shalt feed upon hay), two Dutchmen standing left, eating hay out of trough with horse and mule / MACTE · ANIMI · ROSA · NECTARE · IMBVTA (Hurrah for your spirit with a rose moistened with nectar), Elizabeth I enthroned right on throne, holding rose branch and scattering blooms before two Dutchmen kneeling left. Dugniolle 3044; van Loon I 362; MI 133/86; Eimer 51. Iridescent toning, minor hairline flan crack. EF.

Originally intended as a calculation aid, or as a money substitute in contemporary games, counters (French: jeton; Dutch: rekenpenning) were used across Europe from the 13th to the 17th centuries). Cheap to produce, since they were minted in copper or bronze, they became popular among the citizenry. As their use as calculation aids waned, these counters became used as vehicles for propaganda. During the Wars of Religion (1562-1598), which included the Dutch Revolt (1568-1648) and the Spanish Armada (1588), the rekenpenningen of the Low Countries promoted their own side and that of their allies. For the Dutch Republic (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden), the subject matter included events in England, since the Dutch rebels relied heavily on Elizabeth I. Consequently, these rekenpenningen, which can be found in Medallic Illustrations and Eimer, can be quite comfortably located among other medals of British history.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.