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Guild medal from the printers', binders' and booksellers' guild, c. 1670

year: [1670]

type: penning
detail: nee
dimensions: 4,5 cm. (doorsnede)
related terms: beroepsverenigingen gilden
period: 17e eeuw
D: Geschiedenis van de boekdrukkunst

contents: There is some uncertainty about the origin of this guild medal. It might have come from Amsterdam or Middelburg, the first Dutch town with a printers' and booksellers' guild of its own. This coin was in the possession of a certain Johannes Wilmerdonk, master and later (or before) of Pieter van Goethen, warden of the guild. It shows a printing press, but presses on medals are not really represented true to nature. It can therefore not exactly be deduced what kind of press is represented.

©description: Den Haag Koninklijke Bibliotheek
©reproduction: Amsterdam Universiteitsbibliotheek UvA
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