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    Silver medal.(obverse) A view of the Siege of Hulst with massed armed ranks and firing canon; above, two putti holding coat of arms.
    (reverse) Inscription within beaded border surrounded by grape vine; above, crowned coat of arms.

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    • 1645
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    • Diameter: 67 millimetres
    • Weight: 77.11 grammes
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        D O M E R S An Chr M DC XLV Fr H Aur Pr P F I postquam victrices Bat legiones ausu post recuperatam libertate inaudito Fossauna Fluvios iv pipsa Fland viscera traiecisset Hulstam intra mensis spatiu æstate iam adulta cinxit oppugnavit ad ditionem compulit
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        I Looff f
  • Bibliography

    • Van Loon Vol. II, p.279 bibliographic details
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  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Eighty Years War 1568 - 1648
    • Commemoration of: Siege of Hulst, 1645.
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    Coins & Medals

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