Amersfoort - copper 'Rekenpenning'/'Spotpenning' (reckoning-counter, or jeton) from 1664.
Obverse: crowned ESRM monogram with a garland banner below it bearing the text 'ÆRE PERENNIUS'.
Reverse: the Amersfoort Boulder with Pallas Athena above it, with a windblown garland banner above that with the text 'PALLADIU AM'S-FORT'.
Weight: 9.277 grams.
Reference: Dugniolle 4209.
Everard Meyster ('de Dolle Jonker', English: 'the Mad Nobleman') hauls the Amersfoort Boulder into the city. In 1661, Everard Meyster made a bet with some of his friends that he would be able to convince the citizens of Amersfoort to drag the Amersfoort Boulder from the Waelberch (at De Stompert near Soestenberg) to the city centre of Amersfoort in return for beer and pretzels. He wrote about this matter in his 'Keyklucht van Jock en Ernst, op de steen-uyle-vlucht deser werelt' (Utrecht, 1661).
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- Rekenpenning / Spotpenning
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1664 Amersfoort