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Stone Tablets in Amsterdam


Claudius Civilis. Kinkerstraat/Da Costastraat, Amsterdam. Photo Jona Lendering.
This is the third page on Amsterdam gevelstenen ('stone tablets from a façade; is a poor translation); the first one can be found here.

The first photo, to the left, shows a Batavian warrior named Claudius Civilis. He is none other than Julius Civilis, the hero of the Batavian Revolt. For reasons unknown to me, he has been called "Claudius" since the Renaissance, which is wrong. Yet, in the Dutch tradition, the name has become common.
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Stone tablet, Spuistraat 94. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet on the wall of the Schreierstoren. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Zeedijk. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Prinsengracht 175. Photo Jona Lendering.
Bull, Spuistraat 94 The sun, on the wall of the Schreierstoren The black horn, Zeedijk 16
The pied oxen, Prinsengracht 175
Stone tablet, Damrak 62. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Sint Luciensteeg. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Berenstraat. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Binnen Bantammerstraat. Photo Jona Lendering.
Minerva's owl, Damrak 62 (on top of a bookshop) The weapon of Maastricht, Sint Luciensteeg "In the Bear Street" (Berenstraat 7) A ship, Binnen Bantammerstraat 27
Stone tablet, Reguliersgracht 9. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Kromme Waal 17. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet, Amsterdams historisch museum. Photo Jona Lendering. Stone tablet. Photo Jona Lendering.
The fall of Adam and Eve. Reguliersgracht 9 A ship and lighthouse, Kromme Waal 17 Two muskets from a fort that once stood on the Kloveniersburgwal (Amsterdam Historical Museum); the text, "Swijch Utrecht", means "Be silent, Utrecht" and refers to a failed attack from Utrecht in 1481 Bowler (Prinsengracht 60)
Stone tablet, Brouwesgracht 95. Photo Jona Lendering. The last stone tablet can be found at the Brouwersgracht 95, and shows the pilot of a ship.

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