Spanish Netherlands AE jeton Dordrecht mint 1590: the capture of Breda by the Dutch by using a peat boat

World Coins - Spanish Netherlands AE jeton Dordrecht mint 1590: the capture of Breda by the Dutch by using a peat boat
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Grade: VF+
Catalog: Dugn. 3255
Material: Copper
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 6,32 gr
 

Obverse: PARATI•VINCERE•AVT•MORI•+•NONAR•MARTII, Dutch soldiers leaving ship which is carrying peat

 

Reverse: BREDA•A•SERVITVTE•HISPANA•VINDICATA•DVCTV•PRINCIPIS•MAVRITII•A•NASS•Anno 1590

 
The Siege of Breda in 1590 was an extremely short battle during the Eighty Years' War during which a Dutch army led by Maurice of Nassau captured the heavily protected city of Breda by a clever tactic reminiscent of the Trojan horse. The Dutch commander was informed that a ship carrying peat to the city was never checked by the Spanish soldiers. Together with the ship's captain he thought of a plan which involved 70 Dutch soldiers hiding in the peat. The plan worked and the city was taken with an absolute minimum of casualties on the Dutch side.
Price SKU: HBR-4716
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Rates for: 11/15/19

Ships from: Netherlands