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Zilveren Vlies

In 1429 Duke Philip of Bur- gundy instituted the Order of the Golden Fleece (Ordre de la Toison d'Or), and the chain of this order is figured on both gold and silver coins which receive their names from it.

The Gouden Vlies or Toison d'Or was struck in Brabant in 1499, and the Zil- veren Vlies, or Toison d 'Argent, appeared in Holland in 1496, and was copied in Brabant. Philip the Good reached his majority in the latter year, and the event was celebrated by the striking of this coin. It was a double Briquet, of the value of three Stuyvers. See Frey, The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 . 1914. (Nos. 443, 445, 494).

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Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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