Dutch Six Stuiver

Dutch Six Stuiver

   

Silver Dutch Six Stuiver Coin Pendant Dated 1770. Obverse: : Legend around crowned arms with lion rampant, date above, value (6 S) at sides of arms. Reverse: : Latin motto ITA RELINQUENDA UT ACCEPTA, translates to “Spend it as you receive it.” around three masted sailing ship. Ruler: United Provinces; Mint: Zeeland; Country: Netherlands. Framed in sterling silver with 18Kt yellow gold prongs. Dimensions; 1-1/8" diameter and 1-9/16" drop including bail. Certificate of authenticity.. Netherlands declared their independence from Spanish domination in 1581 and became the republic of the United Netherlands. During the period 1600-1795, coins were struck by the various cities and provinces. The 6 Stuiver was affectionately known as a “Ship Shilling” by the sailors of the day, as they are the same size and about the same value as the British shilling of the day.

In the following century the “Golden Age” of Dutch history, the Netherlands became a great sea and colonial power for the arts and a refuge for the persecuted.

SKU P2-043436
Our price $900.00
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