Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 52mm, 32.51 g 12), on the siege of Groningen and the capture of Coevorden, by an unknown engraver, 1672 (1673). Belegeringe / voor / Groningen View of the besieged city of Groningen with bombs soaring above and the besieging troops and their fortifications below. Rev. GRO.IS.BELE.DOOR.DE.BIS.V.CUE.E.MVN.D.9.IV.VE.D.17.AV 1672 (=Groningen was besieged by the Bishops of Cologne and Münster from the 9th of July to the 17th of August, 1672) Scene of the capture of Coevorden; below, Coevorden met Stormer - / handt ingenomen / den 20 decemb (=Coevorden taken by storm on the 20th December). TMNK 00827. Cf. Van Loon III p. 104, iv. Rare. Very attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Ex Noble Numismatics 96, 5 April 2011, 3841.
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