Quality: VF - 1/5 Filip daalder - Philip daalder - good portrait
weight 6.71 | silver Ø 29mm.
Mint mark: lily
obv.: Bust of Philips II facing right, 1566 below. The outer rim has the text
rev.: Crowned Austrian-Spanish-Burgundian coat of arms resting on
a Cross of Burgundy between two fire irons with sparks, and below that hangs the Golden Fleece
The outer edge reads •DOMINVS•MIHI•ADIVTOR•
Dominus Mihi Adiutor "the Lord is my helper".
was the motto of the firm (Catholic) believer Philip II.
Dominus Mihi Adiutor 'the Lord is my helper'
was the motto of the firm (Catholic) believer Philip II
This coin was struck in the year of the famous Great Iconoclasm, when under the banner of religious freedom for the Protestants, the interiors of Catholic churches and monasteries etc. were damaged beyond repair and valuable art treasures were stolen. The Protestants were not able to apply the tolerance, which they fought so hard for, to people with a different view.
For centuries after the foundation of the Republic, people with different views, like Jews, Catholics and atheists, would have fewer rights. They were however not prosecuted, as they were in countries like Spain, Portugal and France. In that sense, the Republic was a relatively tolerant nation for people with different views, but it was definitely no ideal state. And also the so-called Jewish-Christian tradition of which some ignorant people speak with a certain pride, is a travesty. The Jews have always been neglected, distrusted and discriminated against by the Christian tradition, up to the 20th century. A tradition of which one should be ashamed instead of be proud of...
van Gelder & Hoc 212-7a | Haeck 660 | Vanhoudt 271.BG
- Países Bajos Españoles, Vlaanderen - Brugge
- Felipe II de España (1556-1598)
- 1/5 Filipsdaalder
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- Conservación sin certificar