Sabre (nimcha) of Michiel de Ruyter, anonymous, c. 1640 - c. 1664

Sabre (nimcha) of Michiel de Ruyter, anonymous, c. 1640 - c. 1664

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According to tradition, Michiel de Ruyter captured this nimcha (sabre) in 1655 from an Algerian corsair. Between 1644 and 1664 the admiral repeatedly went to the Mediterranean. His missions there included punitive expeditions against the cities of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, whose corsairs were menacing Dutch merchant ships.

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