The Dutch Revolt started gaining traction after 1566 when iconoclasm and repression was initially incited by Calvinists led by a preacher named Sebastian Matte. During the later years of the revolt, a decree was issued on January 5, 1578 from the magistrate of Amsterdam to gather silverware within the the city limits to produce seige coinage. Initially, the people refused to join the rebellion against the Spanish Monarchy. This interesting seige coin has three stamps that are clear view. The patina is a silvered gray with some pleasing fainter tones appearing on the surfaces as well.
Ex: Aureo & Calico Auction November 30, 2011 from the “The Jose Leunda Collection”