Portrait of Henry III, Count of Nassau

 

Portrait of Henry III, Count of Nassau

 

Portrait of Henry III, Count of Nassau

Decorations are one of the most colorful series that are encountered in the collections of a numismatic cabinet. No order is as prestigious as that of the Golden Fleece, created by Philip III “the Good” of Burgundy in 1429. In the time of Charles V (1506-1555), the maximum number of “collars” that the sovereign could authorize was fifty. The 19th General Chapter of the Order was celebrated in 1519, in the choir of the Cathedral of Barcelona; from this event survive the painted coats-of-arms that were placed behind each seat of honor.

 

Portrait of Henry III, Count of Nassau, Jan Gossaert (Mabuse), c. 1530-1532

Room 35

Enric III