Frisia 1620

Started by mrbrklyn, December 17, 2012, 07:12:07 AM

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THCoins

This duit from Friesland has seen better days !
On the reverse you still can see the shield of armour with the remnants of two fierce lions facing left.
Also fragments of the text which reads: NISI  DNS NOBISCV, (short for Nisi Dominus Nobiscum, which means: Unless The Lord is with us..).

mrbrklyn

Quote from: THCoins on December 18, 2012, 08:43:36 PM
This duit from Friesland has seen better days !


That is part of the charm.

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On the reverse you still can see the shield of armour with the remnants of two fierce lions facing left.
Also fragments of the text which reads: NISI  DNS NOBISCV, (short for Nisi Dominus Nobiscum, which means: Unless The Lord is with us..).

in 1620 the iconoclast riots were stil a fresh memory.

Figleaf

Quote from: mrbrklyn on December 19, 2012, 02:46:23 AM
in 1620 the iconoclast riots were stil a fresh memory.

Not really. It has more to do with a very serious, murderous, religious war pitting Friesland against Groningen and being taken for a ride 40 years before (read more here).

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.