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Please Note: This is an authentic Dutch East India Company 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 and exploiting 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.
The VOC, with an impressive fleet of merchant ships, established Dutch colonies all along their trade routes; in western Africa, South Africa, and at various locations in the East Indies including the strategic islands of Java, in Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. The two main “hub” ports were Galle Harbor and fort in Sri Lanka, and Batavia (now Jakarta), on Java.
Special Note: Stunning details on this coin... amazing for its age. Virtually uncirculated.
This Ship Shilling was minted at the Zeeland mint in the Netherlands, and features, on the reverse (back), Zelland's Coat of Arms swimming lion. The motto is LUCTOR ET EMERGO meaning "I Struggle and Survive."
Historical Note: Until the 16th Century, much of the Netherlands was under the control of the Holy Roman Empire and Spain. In 1568 the Netherlands, led by William I of Orange, revolted, and the country adopted the motto: CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT: “through unity small things grow,” in 1578, a quote taken from Roman historian Sallust’s (86 BC – c. 35 BC) monograph, Jugurthine War.
The Netherlands’ struggle against Spain can be seen on the coins. The 6 stuivers from different mints have varied Latin mottos around the edges of the coins. ITA RELINQUENDA UT ACCEPTA translates to “Leave it as you received it.” This presumably is saying "Don't clip this coin."
Large parts of Zelland are below sea level. Their coat os arms is the swimming lion meaning in Latin: LUCTOR ET EMERGO: “I struggle and emerge, or survive.”
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