• 1 Duit 1716-1739, KM# A100, West Friesland, Obverse
  • 1 Duit 1716-1739, KM# A100, West Friesland, Reverse
Description

West Friesland also known as North Holland is a historical region in the northern part of the Netherlands. It was located in parts of what now is Noord-Holland and the Wadden Sea. For about 300 years, West Friesland operated as an autonomous area as the West Frisians did not want to be subjected to authorities from Holland. Floris V, Count of Holland attempted to unite Holland and West Friesland during his reign, and he succeeded in annexing West Frisia. But it was his successor John I who finally defeated the West Frisians in 1297. However, even though West Friesland formed a united province with Holland in the Dutch Republic, it was recognized a separate region and the parliament of said province, commonly known as Holland, was formally known as the States of Holland and West Friesland, showing that West Friesland was still recognized in its own right.

Obverse

Crowned arms of West Friesland: a shield with two facing lions walking left.

Reverse

Mintmark: Turnip.

Mint master from 1715-1741: Jan Knol (the word "Knol" is Dutch for "Turnip").

WEST
F R I
S I Æ
1739

Edge -
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight 3.84 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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