Archive – Netherlands

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Leyden suffering – a siege during the Dutch War of Independence

Few wars have appealed to people’s emotions like the Dutch War of Independence. The roles seemed to be assigned all too clearly: on the one side there were the evil Catholic Spaniards, on the other the good Protestant Dutchmen. What we omit, however, is that this war was one the first in which propaganda was utilized in full awareness of its effects. more ]

War is the father of all things. A short history of the art of besiegement: Part 1

A lot of stories can be told based on numismatic objects. The history of besiegement is one of them and thus, in memory of collector Georg Baums, we will concern ourselves with it and observe how fortresses on medals change over time. more ]

‘Cityscapes’ – City views on historical coins and medals

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (UK), shows an exhibition on panoramic views of Europe’s great cities on European coins and medals. ‘Cityscapes’ will be on display until 6 October 2013 and in addition it will be accompanied by an online exhibition. more ]

2016 IAPN book prize for Hugo Vanhoudt

Every year IAPN assigns an honour literary Prize to award a book dealing with Numismatics. The 2016 award went to Hugo Vanhoudt for his book on Burgundian, Spanish and Austrian Netherlands and French and Dutch period coins 1434-1830. more ]

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