Counter commemorating the Spanish defeat off Sluys and the death of Spinola, 1603
Counter commemorating the Spanish defeat off Sluys and the death of Spinola, 1603. Obverse: Two Dutch ships and two galleys. Above, the shield of Zeeland. Legend: 'CEDVNT . TRIREMES . NAVIBVS' (The galleys give way before the ships). Reverse: The Spanish galleys. Above, the shield of Middelberg. Legend: 'VICTAE . PEREMPTO . SPINOLA . 26 MAY' (Defeated by the slaying of Spinola).
|Collection:||Coins and medals|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Events:||Death of Federico Spinola, 1603; Eighty Years' War: Battle of Sluys, 1603|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 30 mm|
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