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Geuzen medals

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Geuzen medals or Beggar’s medals were coined during the early days of the Dutch Revolt and the first half of the Eighty Years' War in the 16th century. During that period, a lot of medals, tokens and jetons with a political message were issued. This article deals with the earliest Geuzen medals or tokens, i.e. from the mid-century to 1577.
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    • Background 

    • Probably the first political Geuzen medal 

    • An early political Geuzen medal by an unknown medal maker 

    • A Geuzen medal for the Protestants from medal maker “little lobster” 

    • The "eternal edict" of 1577