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Gehelmde Leeuw

The popular name for the double Gros which was struck in Brabant and Flanders early in the fifteenth century. The name signifies "pot carrier," the allusion being to the helmet on the lion's head which looks like an inverted pot or kettle. See Chijs, van der, Les monnaies des Pays-Bas. 1851-66 (p. 123-125).

The type was copied in the various provinces of the Low Countries, and the coin is also referred to as the Brabandsche Leeuw and the Gehelmde Leeuw. See Heaume.

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