Michael Byrne

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1609 Jetson(Token) County of Flanders

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MIKE BYRNE

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Well I tried a few times to get this coin up. Well it's here.. Won it At an auction at a great price. Looked up the history there was so much it actually confused me. I did recognize the different countries on the shield.The Feur di Lis. England, Scotland,and and also on  the shield three Irish Shamrocks. This was something England did. They would put the countries they owned.. It also has the sheep hanging for shearing and for eating. It has the names of Elizabeth and Albert. These were made.at the end of a twelve year war. The low lands of France were the county of Flanders. Many different countries were involved. Spain, , Scotland Belgum, Netherlands that's why it was called the Spanish Netherlands.To get into the history behind these tokens I would need allot more pages. I tried for two weeks to get the history in order before I had to give up. I figure the token in the shape it was in for being over four hundred years old was pretty good. The detail also is good. I saw a couple on the net one was made of bronze sold for five hundred and change. I don't care about the value of this one I like it that's value for me. I will send it in to NGC and see what I get. I will be happy with any grade as  long as it's protected. When I send it in and get it back I will post it. I'm terrible sorry I don't have more history for you. Next journal. i will be back to the way I usually write a journal . Thanks Mike.

 

 

 

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That is one beautiful token. I don't know how anyone can even begin to grade something that old. Pretty good history already, from  you. I'll be watching and waiting for the next journal on this token. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, longstrider said:

That is one beautiful token. I don't know how anyone can even begin to grade something that old. Pretty good history already, from  you. I'll be watching and waiting for the next journal on this token. Thanks!

Thanks. It will go to NGC but I'm looking to protect it. The other one that is on the site should be grade a MS 64 or higher. Remember it's from the 14th century mine is from the 17th century.  As long as my 400 year coin is protected that's what I'm concerned with.. Thank you for you comment. Mike.

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Hopefully one of the many collectors on this site will recognize it and provide you with some additional information to supplement your own research.  Oddly looks like eyes and ears surrounding that sunburst crown on the reverse.  

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It's not a medal it was close a person or token back then it's not a medal at all. Thanks Sorry I thought you said medal. Answered below.

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On 8/1/2019 at 1:14 PM, Mokiechan said:

Hopefully one of the many collectors on this site will recognize it and provide you with some additional information to supplement your own research.  Oddly looks like eyes and ears surrounding that sunburst crown on the reverse.  

There is clearly allot of history. The problem is all the countries invoked and when Who was ruling at the time it's called the Spanish Netherlands. I have up. Two weeks and fifty sites. Not one describing the token. They had pictures that was it. The map has more colors than a crayon box. . Thanks for your comment. Mike

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On 8/4/2019 at 8:21 AM, deposito said:

what metal is that?
 

Gilt. I'm sorry.I thought you said medal. It's gilt. Copper mixed with another metal sometimes gold. It depends on what type look there going for. Thanks again. Mike

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yeah looked gold-ish, but I've never seen that kind of gold coin.  This time in the low countries is exciting, I believe they are fighting for independence 

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Yes it seems everyone was fighting at the same time. If you want to have a few hours of fun search it in the net. It will take two weeks to get your mind back to normal. No kidding I gave up after two weeks and studied history in collece. Have some fun . Mike

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I tried hard to get through listening to the 30 years war narrated by my favorite guy, Charlton Griffin.  But not a lot stuck except "JOHN GEORGE!!!" over and over again

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