Dutch East India Company 6 Stuiver 1686 Silver Knight on Horseback 14K Gold Pendant | Artifact #5109

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One of the most beautiful coins ever minted - the legendary Netherland's Knight on Horseback  with the Latin motto:  CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT: “Through unity small things grow”

Please Note: This is an authentic Netherlands Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

By the late 1500s the Netherlands was one of the most famed nations in the world. The Spanish were busy exploring the New World, while the Dutch and British were building their trading organizations, journeying to India and the Far East to trade silver and gold for silks, spices, gems and exquisite blue and white porcelains.

In 1600 the British East India Company was granted a charter to trade in the Far East. The Dutch quickly followed, and in 1602, the Dutch East India Company, with their monogram, VOC (Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie, meaning United East India Company), emblazoned on their goods, was founded and soon developed a massive trading organization throughout the East Indies.

Your Netherlands 6 Stuiver:

  • Denomination: 6 Stuiver (Rijdershelling - Rider Shilling)
  • Date: 1686
  • Mint: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Design: Knight Riding on Horseback with Sword Drawn
  • Legend of Obverse (knight side): CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT: “Through unity small things grow”
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
  • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter
  • Size:  1 1/4” wide, 1 5/8” Tall - a few millimeters smaller than a 50 cent piece. Regal pendant size for a lady or gentleman.

Note from Robert: There were only a few of these hand-hammered coins discovered, and none in this stunning, nearly uncirculated condition. I love working with these amazing pieces of history; the detailed artistry of the design is stunning. I created a special 14K gold frame to gently hold the coin in place, giving it an incredible regal presence, perfect for both a lady or gentleman.

I especially love the Latin motto encircling the knight: "Through unity small things grow". 

Historical Note: Until the 16th Century, much of the area now known as the Netherlands was under the control of the Holy Roman Empire and Spain. Led by William I of Orange, the Netherlands revolted in 1568. In 1578, the country adopted the motto: CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT: “through unity small things grow,” a quote taken from Roman historian Sallust’s (86 BC – c. 35 BC) monograph, Jugurthine War.

Your VOC Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Customized, Full Color, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht. The COA even shows you how to read your coin!
  3. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  4. A Gift Box
  5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card