Jeton from Dordrecht 1598
Cruelty to Mendoza's army in Münster, Bentheim, Recklinghausen, Berg and Mark.
Obverse; three naked giants (Mendoza's army consisted of Spaniards, Germans and Dutch) storm the sky with their clubs.
rose COELVM, STOLIDVS, QVI, TERRITAT, ARMIS
that he who foolishly fights heaven with weapons.
Reverse; the three giants by divine vengeance and heavenly fire rose ARMIS, RVAT, COELESTIBVS, 1598
through Heaven's arms valle,
Mendoza spent the winter with his army in Germany by order of Cardinal Andries of Austria. The country was plundered and starved by the starving troops. Women and children were raped and mistreated. Many thousands of the violent people died of plague and malnutrition.
Very good strike.
- Paesi Bassi, Dordrecht
- Anno / Periodo e Variazione
- 1598 Wreedheid van het leger van Mendoza in Münster, Bentheim, Recklinghausen, Berg en Mark.
- Non certificato