Netherlands - Friesland - 6 stuiver of Snaphaanschilling 1622 - Silver

Description
Netherlands - Friesland - 6 stuiver of Snaphaanschilling 1622 - Silver
Fine

Snaphaan West Friesland - 1622

In the Republic of the Netherlands, shillings worth 6 stuivers were struck starting in 1581. Featuring an image of a knight in a suit of armour for a tournament.

The original description was Silver Shield worth six Gelderse stuivers, but the coin with the knight soon got the nickname "snaphaan", a word of which one of the meanings is: a robber on horseback or freebooter.

Will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured.

Lot details
Year/Period and Variation
1622
Precious metal
Silver
Condition
Fine
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