Fenix has some new models which we now also have in our shop. Next to that we have also holsters from Raptor. Also this week a number of new Geocoins. With that we jave 2 geocoins with a Dutch background: The Vlinderstichtingcoin (Butterfly) and van Stoffelen sr. newest design, the Medieval Caching Geocoin.
Last weekend we had a booth at the NT event in Nijlen (Antwerp, Belgium). The 4th edition of the Tooghangers event, for which a special coin has been made. There are a number of coins left which are now available in our shop.
Together with the Butterfly foundation Netherlands, we made a geocoin.
The butterfly foundation and Staatsbosbeheer are protecting the butterflies and dragonflies in the Netherlands. This fall the butterly foundation organizes a number of CITO-Events, where they specially work for these endangered animals.
During these events, a number of geocoins will be available for the participants.
Size: 44mm in diameter Trackable at geocaching.com with its own icon:
The Medieval Caching Geocoin is based on a jeton of Hendrik XXI, lord of Brederode and Vianen, viscount of Utrecht, dated 1566. Jetons were coin-like medals produced across Europe from the 13th through the 17th centuries. They were produced as counters for use in calculation.
In 1560 viscount Hendrik of Brederode joined the protestant nobility in their protests against the spanish . He criticized the Catholic Clergymen and there wealthy lifestyle and even more.
The jeton symbolizes the armed fight against the Spanish Inquisition. The text ET SI MORTVVS VRIT CALC VIAN refers to the place wher the coin was made: Vianen.
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