nomos 12
22 May 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
LOW COUNTRIES, Spanish Netherlands. Mary of Hungary, governor of the Netherlands, 1531-1555. Plaquettepenning (?) (Silver, 58mm, 46.46 g 12), cast; undated and ascribed to 1555, but surely made in the mid 17th century. MARIA REGINA HUNG BOH Z LVDOV VXOR PHIL REG HISP FIL Bust of Mary to right, wearing elaborate headdress and with rather sober drapery. Rev. HIS DEVS OCIA RECIT Ship with furled sails on calm seas to left; above, sun. Van Loon I, p. 5. Toned and with a ‘flattering’ portrait of Mary. A somewhat rough cast, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
An impressive Medal with a superb portrait by Jonghelinck
LOW COUNTRIES, Spanish Netherlands. Wigle “Viglius” Aytta van Zwichem, 1507-1577. Medal (Silver, gilt, 54mm, 38.16 g 12), an original cast by J. Jonghelinck, Antwerp or Brussels, 1556. VIGLIVS ZVICHEMVS PRÆSES SEC CON CÆS Z REG MA Bare-headed and bearded bust of Aytta to left, wearing small ruff and robes with a heavy fur collar; on the truncation, ÆT XLIX. Rev. VITA MORTALIA VIGILIA (= mortal life is vigilant) Table covered by an ornate cloth and, on top, an hourglass, a burning candle and a book inscribed DE/VS//OP/MA (=God the best and greatest); below, cartouche bearing the date 1556. Ehrend (Speyer) 5/49. Lanna III, 461. Simonis p. 84 and pl. VII, 1.5. Van Loon I, p. 43. A medal of exceptionally fine quality. Fields polished and with contemporary gilding. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 6750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, Leiden. Medal (Silver, 48mm, 35.95 g 12), unsigned, but by G. van Bylaer, 1574. .VT.SANHERIB.A.IERVSALEM / 2.REG.19. (=as was Sennacherib before Jerusalem, 2 Kings 19) Scene of an Angel destroying the army of the Assyrians before the walls of Jerusalem. Rev. SIC.HISPA.A.LEYD.NOCTV.FVG / 3.OCTO.1574. (=so did the Spanish flee from Leiden on the night of 3 October 1574) Scene of the Spanish retreating from their siegeworks at the approach of the Prince of Orange’s relieving force. Van Loon I, pp. 192-193. A superb, sharp and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
NETHERLANDS, Leeuwarden. 1580. Medal (Silver, 44mm, 27.46 g 12). PRINCIPIV+RECVPERATÆ+LIBERTATIS+FRI+ (=the commencement of the recovery of Frisia’s liberty) View of the demolition of three fortresses; above, L.I.H.5.ST.I8 (= Leeuwarden taken on January 1st, Harlingen on the 5th and Stavoren on the 18th). Rev. A+DOMINO+FACTVM+EST+ILLVD+ (=this was done by God) Scene of the battle between David and Goliath; on Goliath’s shield, A’.80. Van Loon I, pp. 276-277. Rare. Toned. Minor die breaks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Zeeland. Undated, but 1584. Medal (Silver, 45mm, 60.11 g 12), on the assassination of William of Orange, unsigned but by H. Klaassens. SÆVIS TRANQVILLVS IN VNDIS (rosette stops)(= calm in the midst of rough waters) Kingfisher flying to its nest, floating on waves; above, in legend, tower. Rev. LVCTOR ET EMERGO (= I struggle and swim through; motto of Zeeland) Crowned shield bearing the arms of Zeeland within a border of shields bearing the arms of the cities of the province. Van Loon I, pp. 339-340. Beautifully toned. Rare in this heavy weight. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Soldiers smuggled in a peat barge
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. 1590. Medal (Silver, 39mm, 19.22 g 12), on the liberation of Breda from the Spaniards; unsigned but by G. van Bylaer. (rosette).PARATI.VINCERE.AVT.MORI.4.MARTII.(rosette)/.INVICTI.ANIMI.PR (=the reward of invincible souls, prepared to win or die on 4 March) Troops disembarking from a canal barge filled with peat, within the walls of Breda. Rev. BREDA.A.SERVITVTE / HISPANA.VINDICATA / DVCTV.PRINCIPIS / MAVRITII.A.NASS: / A°.CIɔ.Iɔ.XC (=Led by Prince Maurice of Nassau, Breda freed from Spanish captivity in the year 1580) Lion of Holland facing the arms of the Prince of Orange. Van Loon I, p. 403. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. 1591. Medal (Silver, 40mm, 18.47 g 12), on making preparations for forthcoming danger, by an uncertain engraver. (rosette).NON.SEMPER.ÆSTAS.PARATE.NIDOS. (=it is not always summer, prepare your nest) Two storks preparing a nest at the top of a building. Rev. CONIVNCTIS.VIRIBVS.ITE. (=advance with united force) Galley to left; above, 1591. Van Loon I, p. 411. An attractive, very nicely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Undated, but 1592. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 57.50 g 12), satirical medal on the peace negotiations carried out by the Spanish under the Baron de Reydt; by an unknown engraver. (lis)FISTVLA.DVLCE.CANES.NOSTRVM.NON.DECIPIT.ARGVM / NON.TEMERE / CREDENDVM (= the sweet song of the flute does not deceive our Argus; don’t believe too easily) The shepherd Argus, seated left, his back against a tree, gazing at Mercury who sits playing a flute before him; behind Argus, cow and sheep. Rev. (rosette)ADVERSVS.INNIXVM.VLTRO.SESE.ERIGIT.PONDVS / FRVSTRA CO-NATVR (= it resists the weight they want to put on him; the effort is in vain) Scene of a group of soldiers and churchmen who try to tear down a plaque labeled PRIVI/LEGI from a palm tree. Fieweger 755. PiN 29 (this piece). Van Loon pp. 421-422. Rare and attractive, with lovely old toning. Some areas of flatness in the legends, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Geertruidenberg. 1593. Medal (Silver, 43.5mm, 24.32 g 12), on the liberation of the city from the Spaniards; unsigned but by G. van Bylaer. Aerial view of the city and its surroundings Rev. GERTRVDIS /BERGĀ.AB.HISP. / VINDICANT.ORD. / CONFŒD.DVCE.PRIN / NASS.IN.CONSP. / EXERC.HOST. / CIɔ. Iɔ. XCIII (=Geertruidenberg taken from the Spaniards by the army of the Prince of Nassau, in the full view of the enemy, 1593) Inscription in cartouche. Roovers 25. Van Loon I, p. 430. Rare. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. 1596. Medal (Silver, 51.5mm, 46.02 g 12), on the triple alliance between the Dutch, England and France, unsigned but by G. van Bylaer. (rose)RVMPTVRxHAVDxFACILEx (=not easy to tear apart) Hand of God emerging from the clouds and holding cords binding the arms of England, France and the Dutch Republic. Rev. (rosette)xNEXOSxFAVORExNVMINISxQVISxDISSOLVES; (=who would disunite those whom God put together?) Sheaf of arrows surrounded by shields bearing the arms of Gelderland, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland and Overijssel. EIMER 65. MI I, p.160, 140. PiN 909. van Loon I, p. 471. A splendid example with a fine patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Holland. 1596. Medal (Silver, 55mm, 28.76 g 12), on the reopening of Dutch maritime commerce; by an unknown engraver. (rosette)SIDERE PROFICIANT DEXTRO NEPTVNIA REGNA (= may Neptune’s kingdoms prosper under fortunate stars) Name of Jehovah in clouds over a scene of shipping, with Neptune riding a sea-monster to left in the foreground; in the exergue, 1596. Rev. INSIGNIA FRISIÆ CIS RHENANÆ (=the arms of Frisia on this side of the Rhine) Crowned shield with lion supporters bearing the arms of Frisia; around, shields bearing the arms pf the cities of Alkmaer, Hoorn, Enckhusen, Medenblick, Edam, Monicedam and Purmerent (each accompanied by the name on an open scroll). Betts 16. Van Loon I, pp. 477-478. Very rare and with attractive, old toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 50mm, 46.05 g 12), on the Battle of Turnhout, won by Maurice of Orange against the Spaniards, 1597. DEO.OPT.MAX. (=to God best and greatest) Military trophy affixed to a lance before a map of the land of the area between the Ems, Rhine and Meuse rivers, including the names of all the towns taken by the Dutch forces (Alpen, Berg, Mörs, Brefort, Grolle, Goer, Enschede, Lingen, Oldenzaal and Ootmarsum). Rev. In nine lines: SIGNIS / AD TVRNHOVT / NOVEM ET TRIGINTA / POST OPPIDIS TRANS / RHENVM TRIBVS / CIS SEX HISPANO / TRIMESTRI EREPTIS // CIɔ Iɔ XCVII / S.C. (=thirty-nine standards taken at Turnhout, afterwards, three cities beyond the Rhine and six on this side captured from the Spaniards in three months; 1597 by order of the senate). MI I, p. 168, 157. Van Loon I, pp. 475-477, xi. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 51mm, 45.88 g 12), on the Battle of Turnhout, won by Maurice of Orange against the Spaniards, 1597. SOLI DEO HONOR ET GLORIA (honor and glory solely to God) The lion of Belgium to left, crowned and holding sword and seven arrows. Rev. ORDINVM / AVSPICIIS.PRIN / CIPIS.MAVRITII. / DVCTV.HOSTE.AD / TVRNHOVTVM.CAESO /DECEM .OPIDIS.ET / TRIBVS.ARCIBVS.EX / PVGNATIS.ET.TOTA /CISRHENANA.DI / TIONE.PACATA /.1597. (=the enemy having been defeated at Turnhout, under the auspices of the United Provinces and the command of Maurice, ten cities and three castles were taken and all the territory below the Rhine placed in security). MI I, p. 166. 152. Van Loon I, pp. 484-485, vi. Rare. Beautifully toned and sharp, a lovely piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
With a detailed battle scene
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Utrecht. Medallic Daalder (Silver, 47mm, 36.36 g), on the battle of Nieuport, 1600. (quatrefoil stops) HOC.OPVS.DOMINI.EXERCITVVM.1600. (=this is the work of the Lord of Hosts) Battle scene, with the army of Maurice, on the left advancing towards the troops of Albert of Austria, beginning to flee to the right. Rev. (quatrefoil stops) NVMISMA.ORDINVM.TRAIECTENSIVM (=coin of Utrecht) Crowned shield bearing the arms of Utrecht. MI I p. 175, 172. Van Loon I pp. 535-6, ii. A lovely, beautifully toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Utrecht. Medal (Silver, 49mm, 40.05 g 12), on the siege and capture of Grave by Maurice of Orange; by G. van Bylaer, 1602. (quatrefoil stops) ARS.GRAVE.TOLLIT.ONVS. / .ORDIN - TRAIEC. // ORDIN TRAIEC (=artifice lifts a heavy weight - by order of Utrecht) A man uses a lever to lift a millstone; below, crowned arms of Utrecht. Rev. (quatrefoil stops) INDVSTRIA.ET.LABORE. / M CIɔ Iɔ CII (=by industriousness and work, 1602) Wreathed spade before view of the city with its name, GRAEF, in the field above. Van Loon I, pp. 531-532. A very attractive, nicely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Maurice, Prince of Orange, Stadholder, 1585-1625, Sovereign Prince, 1618-1625. Medal (Silver, 34.5mm, 11.72 g 12), by Gautier van Bylaer, on the capture of Grave, 1602. MAVRITIVS.PR.AVR.CO.NASS.CAT.MARC.VER.ET.VLIS Armored bust of Maurice to right, wearing ruff and cloak; below bust, G.V.B.F (=Gautier van Bylaer fecit). Rev. TANDEM.FIT.SVRCVLVS.ARBOR /ANNO 1602 (the shoot finally becomes a tree) Orange tree growing from the cut down stump of another; all within a laurel wreath. Van Loon I, pp. 553-554, 3. Very attractively toned and with a noble portrait of Maurice of Orange. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Zealand. Medal, cast (Silver, 61mm, 68.38 g 12), on the founding of the East India Company and the command of the sea, dated 1602 but made sometime around the 1660s. (rosette)IMPERATOR.MARIS.TERRÆ.DOMINVS (=ruler of the sea, lord of the land) Ship sailing to left. Rev. LVCTOR.ET.EMERGO.1602. (=I struggle and rise from the waves) Crowned shield bearing the arms of Zealand. Bizot, Dutch, p. 86, pl. 38. Van Loon I, - (but see p. 550 for a jeton with these types). Apparently very rare, and most attractively toned. Considerable traces of after-cast working and with polished fields, as expected with cast medals, never-the-less, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 53mm, 47.76 g 12), on the renewal of the triple alliance between Great Britain, France and the Dutch Republic, by G. van Bylaer, 1609. xAxDOMINOxFACTVMxESTxISTVDx (=this is the Lord’s doing, Psal. cxviii, 23) Hand of God emerging from the clouds and holding cords binding the arms of France, England, and the Dutch Republic. Rev. ORD.FŒD.BELG. / A.REGE HISP.ET.ARC / HID.LIBERI.AGNITI / POST BEL.CONT.XLII.AN / INDVCIAS PACISCVNTVR / INTERV.REGVM.GAL.ET / MAG.BRIT.ET CVM / IISDEM FOEDVS / RENOVANT / A◦.CIƆ.IƆ .CIX (=The United States of Belgium, acknowledged to be independent by the King of Spain and the Archduke, after an uninterrupted war of forty-two years, conclude a truce by the intervention of the Kings of France and Great Britain, and renew with those powers a treaty of alliance, 1609). Eimer 87a. MI, I, p.197, 22. PiN 59. Van Loon II, p. 50, i. Attractive and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 53mm, 63.92 g 12), on the renewal of the triple alliance between, Great Britain, France and the Dutch Republic,, 1609. IVNCTA.CORDA.FIDELIVM (=the hearts of the faithful united) Radiate name of Jehovah in Hebrew in clouds above three united hearts. Rev. CONTRA.VIM.TIRANORVM 1609 (=against the violence of tyrants) The crowned lis of France and the crowned rose of England above the rampant Dutch lion. MI, I p. 198, 25. Van Loon II pp. 50-51, iv. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A splendid view of the battle of the Zuiderzee
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 57mm, 57.44 g 12), commemorating the Battle of the Zuiderzee of 1573, by Caspar Wyntges, 1615. (rosette stops) INQVISITIO INQVIRENDO NIMIS SEDVLO SE IPSAM PERDIT (=the Inquisition by inquiring too deeply, lost herself) Scene of the sea battle on the Zuiderzee: the Spanish ships have crosses on their mainmasts while the Dutch ones are plain. Rev. 11.OCTOBER.1573. / DOOR.LOVTER.GHEWELT / VAN.MENICH.HELT / DER VRYE WESTVRIISCHE.NATIE / WERF BOSSOV.GEVELT / DIT.HIER.GESTELT / TOT.LOFTEREN.VAN / GODS GRATIE /.1615. (=only by the strength of many a hero of the free west Frisian nation was Bossu overthrown) Nine lines of a laudatory poem by C. Thamson. Sandwich A2. Van Loon I, pp. 167-168. A wonderfully sharp, clear and toned medal. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver gilt, 57mm, 58.40 g 12), commemorating the Battle of the Zuiderzee of 1573, by Caspar Wyntges, 1615. (rosette stops) INQVISITIO INQVIRENDO NIMIS SEDVLO SE IPSAM PERDIT (=the Inquisition by inquiring too deeply, lost herself Scene of the sea battle on the Zuiderzee: the Spanish ships have crosses on their mainmasts while the Dutch ones are plain. Rev. 11.OCTOBER.1573. / DOOR.LOVTER.GHEWELT / VAN.MENICH.HELT / DER VRYE WESTVRIISCHE.NATIE / WERF BOSSOV.GEVELT / DIT.HIER.GESTELT / TOT.LOFTEREN.VAN / GODS GRATIE /.1615. (= only by the strength of many a hero of the free west Frisian nation was Bossu overthrown) Nine lines of a laudatory poem by C. Thamson. Sandwich A2. Van Loon I, pp. 167-168. A very sharp contemporary cast with contemporary gilding. Some signs of mounting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Westfriesland. Medal (Silver, 51mm, 43.55 g 12), on the expansion of trade and farming in the United Provinces; unsigned but by C. Wyntges, 1617. VERRIT TVRBIDA NAVTA ÆQVORA (=the bold pilot sweeps through the turbulent waters) Ship sailing to left, with two others in the background; below, arms of Westfriesland dividing 16 17. Rev. AVIDI SPES FIDA COLONI (=the certain hope of the industrious farmer) Milkmaid milking cow to left within a fenced farmyard. Cf. Van Loon II, p. 55 (but there dated 1609). A lovely, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
A fascinating interior view as in contemporary Dutch paintings
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Dordrecht. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 61.45 g 12), on the Synod of Dordrecht, or Dort, 1618-1619; by W. van Bylaer, 1619. (Rose)xASSERTA.xRELIGIONEx (=religion is established) View of the council assembled in the Chamber of the Doel at Dordrecht; in the foreground, spectators dividing CVM PRIV/16 19. Rev. (Rose)xERVNTxVTxMONSxSIONxCIɔ xIɔ xCXIXx (=they will be like Mt. Zion) Below the Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds, a temple atop a mountain besieged by the four winds; pilgrims are ascending the mountain on a winding road. MI, I p. 222, 77. Van Loon II, p. 105. An attractive medal, of real historic significance. Some minor bangs and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Holland. Medal (Silver, 48mm, 41.27 g 12), on the death of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt in 1619; unsigned, undated, but probably late 17th century. JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT Facing bust of Oldenbarnevelt facing, wearing a ruff and sober robes. Rev. Dees vader van ons vaderland, / Bezeglde, met eige hand, / ‘s Lands vryheit tween veertig jare / En storf standvastig voor ‘t gemeen, Doen hem de strot wiert afgesneen / Door ‘t moordmes van syn moordenaren (=this father of our country, who struggled for 42 years as the shield of our liberty, and who worked constantly for the public good, finally his throat was cut by the barbarous knife of his murderers) Poem of six lines between palm and laurel branches. Van Loon II, pp. 109-111. A splendid, proof-like example with fine toning. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
With wonderfully symbolic representations
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Gelders. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 60.80 g 12), on the refusal of the Remonstrant Minister Johannes Uytenbogaert to appear before the Synod of Dordrecht; by Johan Wyntgens, mintmaster in Gelders, 1619. EST A PRESSURA LARGIOR ET MELIOR 16 19 (=the more it is pressed, the more abundant and better it is) Large bunch of grapes held by a hand extended from clouds enclosing the name of Jehovah in rays; on the left, wine press from which wine pours into a basin; on the right, a vineyard. Rev. QVIA ME VESTIGA TERRENT I W (=it is the remains that terrify me), followed by the engraver’s initials. Fox walking to the right, before a cavern, in which a lion reclines amidst bones and an animal’s skull, and towards which hoof prints lead but do not come out. Van Loon II, pp. 111-113. A remarkably attractive medal, replete with allegorical symbolism. Beautifully toned, a superb example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Dordrecht. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 57.90 g 1), on the Synod of Dordrecht or Dort, 1618-1619; by C. Wyntges, 1619. RELIGIONE.ET.IVSTICIA.RESTITVTIS. (=religion and justice restored) The Dutch lion rampant to left; above, name of Jehovah in rays. Rev. RESPVBLICA.DEMVM.FLOREBIT / VNANIMITAS (=at length the Republica will florish / unanimity) Crowned arms of the Prince of Orange within the Garter; above, the Prince’s motto, IE.MAIN.TIENDRAY. MI, I p. 223, 79. Van Loon II, p. 113. A beautiful, toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 41mm, 11.67 g 12), on the 50th wedding anniversary of Maarten Ruyckhaver and Alijd van der Laen, 1621. ANNO 1570 / M R/ 28. OCTO / A L Two clasped hands with the arms of Ruyckhaver above, and, under two opposed doves, those of van der Laen below. Rev. ANNO. 1621 / VVFTICH / JAER.T’SAEM / ONS.TROV.EN / ECHT.VOLBRACHT / SIEN.WY. (GODT.LOF).DE / VRVCHT VAN .ONS / GESLACHT /26.7 TEMB. Bemolt 23. A lovely, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Remarkable aerial view of Bergen
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Utrecht. Medal (Silver, 55mm, 49.89 g 12), on the Dutch defeat under Maurice of Orange of the Spanish attempt to capture Bergem op Zoom; by J. van Bylaer, 1622. HOSTIBVS MAVRITIO DVCE FVGATIS IEHOVAE VICTORIA (=the enemies put to flight by Maurice; victory of Jehova!) Elaborate trophy of arms with, at the center, crested helmet on top of pierced drum. Rev. Panorama of he city and fortress of Bergen-op-Zoom, with a view of the besiegers and the defenders, and of ships on the river nearby; above on scroll, BERGEN.OP.ZOOM / HISP.FVG.2.OCTB /.ANNO.1622. Van Loon II, p. 149, ii. Rare. Attractive and bright. Minor edge bang at 12, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Maurice, Prince of Orange, Stadholder, 1585-1625, and Sovereign Prince, 1618-1625. Medal (Silver, 47mm, 29.94 g 12), on the relief of Bergen op Zoom from the Spanish siege by the troops of Maurice of Orange, 1622. (rose)MAVRITIVS.D.G.PR.AVR.COM.NAS.CATZ.VIAND.MOERS.Z Bare-headed and armored bust of Maurice facing, turned very slightly to right. Rev. (rose) SOLI DEO HONOR ET GLORIA Crowned shield bearing the arms of Orange; within the crown, 1 6 2 2. Van Loon II, p. 149, iii. Attractive and bright with a good portrait. Obverse and reverse fields smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Bergen op Zoom. Medal (Silver, 44.9mm, 35.19 g 12), reward medal given to officers who took part in Maurice of Orange’s relief force, which forced the Spanish to lift the siege of Bergen in the Battle of the Slaak on 13 September 1631, won by the Dutch against a much larger Spanish fleet, 1622. FAVSTO NVMINE BERGA VICTRIX (=Bergen victorious by God’s grace) Crowned shield, bearing the arms of Bergen, with two wildmen as supporters. Rev. AVXILII PROTECTA TVIS 3 OCTOB 1622 (=3 October 1622, protected through your aid) Crowned Dutch lion rampant to left. Van Loon II, pp. 151-152, i. Beautifully toned and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
The famous battle of the Slaak
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik of Orange-Nassau, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 38.57 g 12), on the Battle of the Slaak on 13 September 1631, won by the Dutch against a much larger Spanish fleet; by A. van der Wilge, 1631. DEN PRINS VAN ORANGIE, ONZEN / HELD VAARDICH, STRYD VOOR /’T VADERLAND ENDE VRYHEID / WAARDICH. CVM / PRIVI (=The Prince of Orange, our hero, fights for the fatherland and liberty, with courage equal to the deed) Armored figure of Prince Hendrik on horseback galloping to right; above, Victory flying to crown him; behind, landscape with buildings; in exergue, inscription. Rev. GOD WAS ZYN VOLK DE 13 D / SEPTEMBER GEDACHTIGH / EN BRACHT TOT NIET TVYANS / VLOOT OVER DE SEILEN 80 /16 -31 (=God remembered his people on September 13, and destroyed the enemy fleet of more than 80 sail) Scene of the Battle of the Slaak, with neighboring towns labeled and the artist’s signature on a scroll above the exergue; in exergue, inscription in cartouche. Sandwich AA8. Van Loon II, pp. 194-195. Very rare and attractively toned. Two small areas of wax discoloration on obverse and reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 54.5mm, 38.07 g 12), on the Battle of the Slaak on 13 September 1631, won by the Dutch against a much larger Spanish fleet; by J. van Loof, 1631. Map showing an aerial view of the landscape and waters where the Battle of the Slaak took place; at the bottom, Bergen op Zoom; all sites are labeled and the scroll at the bottom contains a lettered list of captions (A-F) and a list of the Dutch naval officers involved. Rev. Inscription of fifteen lines describing the Dutch success: 76 Spanish ships were taken along with 4140 soldiers and sailors, with only the Spanish commander, John of Nassau managing to escape with 10 companions. Sandwich AA10. Van Loon II, pp. 194-197, iv. A lovely, beautifully toned and detailed example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, gilt, 54.5mm, 36.89 g 12), on the Battle of the Slaak on 13 September 1631, won by the Dutch against a much larger Spanish fleet; by J. van Loof. With contemporary gilding, 1631. Map showing an aerial view of the landscape and waters where the Battle of the Slaak took place; at the bottom, Bergen op Zoom; all sites are labeled and the scroll at the bottom contains a lettered list of captions (A-F) and a list of the Dutch naval officers involved. Rev. Inscription of fifteen lines describing the Dutch success: 76 Spanish ships were taken along with 4140 soldiers and sailors, with only the Spanish commander, John of Nassau managing to escape with 10 companions. Sandwich AA10. Van Loon II, pp. 194-197, iv. An attractive example with contemporary gilding. Possible traces of a removed mount at 2 o’clock on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
NETHERLANDS, n/a. Breda. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 69.5mm, 77.41 g 12), on the capture of Breda from the Spanish in 1637, by Jan Looff in Middelburg, 1637. (Tower)ANTE FAME AUT ASTU VI MODO FACTA VIA EST (=before by famine or guile, now by force of arms) Name of Jehovah in Hebrew, within frame of stars, clouds and rays, over the armored arm of Frederik Hendrik with upraised sword; below, view of the city of Breda; on the left, a canal boat filled with peat entering the walls of the city (a reference to the stratagem Maurice of Orange used to capture the city from the Spaniards in 1590); on the right, the personification of Breda, a crowned woman, being choked by the haggard personification of famine (a reference to the way Spinola starved the city into surrender in the siege of 1624/5); in the field to left, the artist’s signature: CVM PRIVIL. / I.Loof f / FE.
Rev. Rich ivy wreath with the crowned arms of the United Provinces surrounding tablet bearing an inscription in fourteen lines: D.O.M.S. / Bredam / primo Belgar. in Tyrann. Regem / foedere nobilem; mox Mauritianae / navis faelici. insidius nobiliorem; / dein famelica March Spin obsidione /nobilissimam; tandem ausp. Poten- / tiss. Concord Belgii Patrium, omnes / bellandi gradus transcendens, / aperto Marte, gladiata Fr. Hernrici / Celsiss. Auria Pr destera Faederatae / Patria, Familiaeque suae restituit; / X. Octob. An. M.DC.XXXVII: / S.P.Q.F.B. (=Breda, by the grace of God already famous in the league against a tyrannical king, even more so by Maurice’s clever trick with the boat, and by the way Spinola used famine to capture it, has now fallen by force of arms, under the auspices of the powerful and united fathers of the Netherlands, and the strong arm of Prince Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange - through his military skill the city has been returned to her country and to his family. 10 October 1637). Van Loon II, pp. 232-234, II. A superb, bright and sharp example. Minor edge knock on the obverse at 6:30, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Mary and William enter the gardens of love
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 74mm, 115.90 g 12), on the arrival of Princess Mary of England (1631-1660), wife of Frederik’s some William (II); by S. Dadler, 1642. LIBERTAS PATRIÆ, ME DEFENSORE, TRIUMPHAT, INSIDIATA NIHIL VIS INIMICA NOCET (=the liberty of my country triumphs under my protection, the insidious violence of my enemies injures me not) Frederik Hendrik enthroned to left, prostrate enemies below his feet; to left, Mary and William standing before a landscape with marching troops, a fortified city and sailing ships on the ocean; to right, arms, flags and cavalry. Rev. QUO TE MARS ET AMOR VOCAT INTRA DIVA VIRETUM FRUCTUM HIC LIBERTAS TE GENITRICE FERET (=enter, divine creature, the bower where Mars and Amor invite you; here Liberty will bear fruit in you) William and Mary at the entrance of an enclosure containing gardens and a palace; in the background, ships on the sea. Maué 47. MI I, p. 290, 105. Van Loon II, p. 257. Wieçek 107. A sharp, bright, detailed and impressive medal. Traces of a removed mount at 12 o’clock, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
GERMANY, Münster. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 50.72 g 12), on the Treaty of Münster, 1648; unsigned, but by E. Ketteler, 1648. (rose)ET✶IVNCTI✶CVRRVM✶DOMINÆ✶SVBIERE✶LEONES (=and the yoked lions, drawing the lady’s chariot (Verg. Aen.III, 113)) Two crowned lions to right, the Spanish holding a scepter and the Dutch a bunch of arrows, drawing a car bearing Pax; below, arms and armor; above right, PAX / HISPANO-BATAVA. Rev. In 9 lines: PACIS FŒLICITAS / ORBI CHRISTIANO QVA RESTITVTA / QVA AD INCITAMENTVM DEMONSTRATA / TOT REGNIS ET PROVINCIES /AD VTRVMQVE SOLEM VTRVMQ3 OCEANVM / TERRA MARIQVE PARTA SECVRITAS / TRANQVILLITATIS PVBLICÆ / SPE ET VOTO / ANNO M D C XLVIII. PIN 97. Van Loon II, pp. 301-303, iii. A fairly uncommon variant as compared to the next, beautifully toned and very well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
GERMANY, Münster. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 43.17 g 12), on the Treaty of Münster, 1648; unsigned, but by E. Ketteler, 1648. (rose)ET✶IVNCTI✶CVRRVM✶DOMINÆ✶SVBIERE✶LEONES (=and the yoked lions, drawing the lady’s chariot (Verg. Aen.III, 113)) Two crowned lions to right, the Spanish holding a scepter and the Dutch a bunch of arrows, drawing a car bearing Pax; below, arms and armor; above right, PAX / HISPANO-BATAVA. Rev. In 10 lines: PACIS FŒLICITAS / ORBI CHRISTIANO QVA RESTITVTA / QVA AD INCITAMENTVM DEMONSTRATA / TOT REGNIS ET PROVINCIES /AD VTRVMQVE SOLEM VTRVMQ3 OCEANVM / TERRA MARIQVE PARTA SECVRITAS / TRANQVILLITATIS PVBLICÆ / SPE ET VOTO / MONASTERY WESTPH / ANNO M D C XLVIII. Deth.Ord. 29. PiN 96 var. Van Loon II, -. Lightly toned. Edges slightly scraped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
A Dutch version of the Folies Bergère
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 60.14 g 12), on the Peace of Wesphalia between the Dutch and Spain; by S. Dadler from a sketch by Boxhorn, 1648. Seven naked young women (the Seven Dutch Provinces), their hands clasped together and with shields bearing their arms suspended between them on a long wreath passing over their waists, dancing around a hat inscribed PAX ET LIBERT FOED BELGII (=the Peace and Liberty of the United Provinces), around, olive wreath. Rev. LIBERTATI / FOEDERAT:BELGAR: / TOT:PROPE SÆCULI / BELLUM CUM HISPAN: / AETERNA PACE / AETERNAE PACTAE / ANNO / M.DC.XL.VIII, /BOXH:INUEN: S.D.F. Inscription of 9 lines plus signatures; all within olive wreath. Deth./Ord. 34. Maué 7o PiN 100. Van Loon pp. 304-305, vii. Very rare. Attractively toned. Some tiny marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettenpenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 83mm, 103.90 g 12), on the granting of arms to Amsterdam by William V, Count of Holland, in 1342, and the granting of a crown for those arms by the Emperor Maximilian in 1488, by Pieter van Abeele, Amsterdam, c. 1650-1654. COM.WILH.HOC INSIGNE / AMSTELODAMO DONO / 13 DEDIT 42 Count William, enthroned on the left, presenting the arms of Amsterdam to a group of citizens standing on the right; below the Count, on the dais, P.V.ABEELE.F.; all within an oak wreath border. Rev. CAES.MAX.CORONAM.IMP: / DONAVIT AMSTELO / 14 DAMO 88 Maximilian, standing on the right, presenting a crown for the Amsterdam arms to a group of citizens standing on the left; all within an oak wreath border. Frederiks 28/28a. Van Loon I, p. 250. A very attractive and well-made example. Usual blow hole on the edge. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A fine portrait by Abeele
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 70mm, 68.86 g 12), on the death of Admiral Maarten Tromp at the Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653; by Pieter van Abeele, with his signature on the obverse and his silver mark on the edge, Amsterdam, 1653. MART.HERP.TROMP.R.L.ADM.V.HOLL.E.WESTV. / A°1653. Bare-headed facing bust of Tromp; on the arm truncation, PVA (ligate) F; fields finely ornamented with crowned lyre-like plants; all within a laurel wreath. Rev. OBYT Æ 56 Helmeted shield bearing the Tromp arms, over two crossed anchors and with two rampant griffin supporters; below, scene of the sea battle. K. A. Citroen, Amsterdam Silversmiths and Their Marks (Amsterdam 1975), 1003. Frederiks 3/3a. MI, I, p. 402, 32. Milford Haven 540. Sandwich BB3. Van Loon II, pp. 364-365, i. A splendid, toned example. Usual blow hole on the edge. Virtually as made.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 70mm, 70.52 g 12), on the death of Admiral Maarten Tromp at the Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653; by Pieter van Abeele, with his signature on the obverse, Amsterdam, 1653. MART.HERP.TROMP.R.L.ADM.V.HOLL.E.WESTV. / A°1653. Bare-headed, facing bust of Tromp; on the arm truncation, PVA (ligate) F; fields smoothed to eliminate vegetal decoration; all within a laurel wreath. Rev. OBYT Æ 56 Helmeted shield bearing the Tromp arms, over two crossed anchors and with two rampant griffin supporters; below, scene of the sea battle. Frederiks 3/3a. MI, I, p. 402, 32. Milford Haven 540. Sandwich BB3. Van Loon II, pp. 364-365, i. A clear example. Usual blow hole on the edge. Obverse fields smoothed down and edges filed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A lovely Medal with two fine portraits by Abeele
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 64mm, 51.42 g 12), on Princess Mary and the young William III, by Pieter van Abeele, with his signatures on the obverse and the reverse, and his silver mark on the edge, Amsterdam, 1654. MARIA D.G.PRINCEPS M.BRIT.AVRANT.DOTARIA.ETC Draped bust of Princess Mary to left, her hair elaborately coifed and with a large drop earring and a pearl necklace; to right, PVA(ligate)BEELE.F.; fields covered with floral designs. Rev. Draped bust of the child William III, turned slightly to the right, wearing an elaborate hat; below, on ribbon, WILHELMVS III D.G / PRINC.ARAVS.ETC. / AN - 1654; in field to left, PVA(ligate).F.; around, elaborate wreath of laurel and fruits. Eimer 192. Frederiks 2b. MI, I, p. 417, 55. Van Loon II, p. 375. A lovely, beautifully toned piece. Usual blow hole on the edge. Flesh areas of both Mary and William, and reverse fields, very carefully polished long ago, otherwise, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 76mm, 72.51 g 12), on the Peace of Westminster between Great Britain and the Netherlands; by W. Muller, 1654. HIER BINT DE HEIL’GE VREE DEN BRIT, EN BATAVIER, DE WERELT EER’T VERBONT, EN VREE’ ER KRYGSBANIER (=here holy Peace unites the Briton and the Dutchman, let the world respect their alliance, and dread their war-flags) Pax standing between Hollandia and Britannia, uniting their spears, each surmounted by a Liberty cap; fields covered with floral tracery. Rev. WAAROM ZEILT.T’VREDESCHIP OP T.SILVER.IN.DE.ZEE? OM.DAT.DE.BROEDERKRIIG. VERANDERT.IN.VREE (=why sails this ship of Peace on this silver in the midst of the sea? Because the strife between brethren is turned into Peace) Warship sailing to the right, above two tritons; below waves, A°1654. Eimer 190. Frederiks 15. MI, I. p. 413, 50. PiN 207. Van Loon II, pp. 371-372, i. An attractive, nicely patinated piece. Carefully engraved after casting, with reverse fields polished long ago, and with the edge filed (again long ago), otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 60mm, 59.95 g 12), on the Peace of Westminster between Great Britain and the Netherlands; by J. Pool, 1654. AMANTIVM IRA AMICITIÆ REDINTEGRATIO EST (=the anger of lovers renews their friendship) Neptune, seated facing in a car drawn over the waves by two sea-horses, holding the shields of the Commonwealth and the Netherlands on his knees; to left and right, triton; to left and right of Neptune’s head, Jerian - Pool; below waves, fecit - Amsterdami. Rev. Laudatory inscription in 15 lines commemorating the Peace of Westminster, signed on 15 April, ratified on 2 May and proclaimed on 27 May 1654. MI, I, p. 416, 53. PiN 210. Van Loon II, pp. 371-374, iv. A splendid example with a lovely toning. Very, very minor edge marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
A superb bust of Maurice of Orange by Abeele
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 56mm, 60.39 g 12), on Maurice of Orange’s victory at Bergen op Zoom in 1622, by Pieter van Abeele, with his signature on the obverse, and his silver mark on the edge, Amsterdam, undated but c. 1654-1658. MAVRITIO D.G.PRINC.AVRAI.COMM.NASS.EC Bare-headed and armored bust of Maurice, three-quarter facing, turned slightly to the right; below, PVA.F. Rev. MAVRICI AVXILIVM PRÆSTANS VICTORIA BERGIS. Maurice on horse rearing to the left; behind, view of Bergen. Frederiks 6/6a. Van Loon II, p. 149, i (1622). Bright and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 77mm, 58.96 g 12), as a commemoration of the new Bourse built in 1608, and the four mayors of the city who were involved with it; by Pieter van Abeele, undated, but c. 1654. Vier BurgeMeesters Eel En Vroom Van Stam - RegeerDent Volck En Scheerprijk AmsterDam (= Four Mayors, from good and virtuous families, in those times governed Amsterdam, so populous and filled with ships) River god lying before the port of Amsterdam. Rev. D’eerwaarde Deugt Haar Rechter Arm Beschut -De Coopmanschap Haar Slinker Onderstut (= her right hand sustains the law, and her left commerce) Personification of Amsterdam seated on a bridge between Virtus and Mercury; below her, two lions; below the bridge, articles of commerce and a chest bearing the artist’s initials, PVA F. Frederiks 27/27a. Van Loon II, p. 80, i. Bright, clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. 1655. Medal (Silver, 71mm, 97.16 g 12), on the dedication of the new City Hall of Amsterdam, by J. Pool. (arms of Amsterdam) FUIT HAEC SAPIENTIA QUONDAM (=in the past this was the wisdom there, from Horace, Ars Poetica, V. 396) View of the new City Hall of Amsterdam, with the Nieuwe Kerk to the right; in front, in the Dam Square, a large crowd is celebrating the inauguration of the building; in the foreground, Amphion seated right in the ruins of the old City Hall, playing his lyre, and with his feet resting on a fallen column capital bearing the initials of the engraver, G P; on a block next to the column capital, HVIDECOPER / GRAEF. / POLL. / SPIEGEL.COSS. / AED.TVLP.DRONKEL. (the names of the four burgomasters and the two treasurers for 1655) and, to right in the field above the buildings, Mercury flying left holding a caduceus in his right hand and, in his left, a liberty hat inscribed OMNIBUS IDEM (=the same for all, Virgil, Aeneid, 10:11). Rev. PELAGUS QUANTOS APERIMUS IN USUS (=for such great usages we open the sea) View of the Argo, depicted as a sailing galley loaded with soldiers, sailing to right before the harbor of Amsterdam. Forrer IV, p. 667. Van Loon II, p. 387-8, ii. A clear and bright example. Minor scratches and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. William III, 1650-1672-1702. Medal (Silver, 47mm, 28.04 g 12), on the future importance of the young William III, by J. Pool, 1657. WILHELMVS.III.D.G.PRINC.AVRAI.Ec Draped bust of the child William III to right, wearing elaborate hat; below, in tiny letters, .G.P. Rev. Elaborate, laudatory poem praising the young William; below, 1657. Van Loon II, pp. 409-410, ii. Atrractive, bright and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
A weighty ruler
SWEDEN, n/a. Karl X Gustav, 1654–1660. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 65mm, 86.28 g 1), on the crossing by the Swedish army of the ice between Jutland to Funen and then on to Zealand during the Second Northern War, by Pieter van Abeele, Amsterdam, 1658. CAROLUS GUSTAV.DG.SVEC.GOTH.VANDALOR.Q.REX Armored and bare-headed bust of Karl X facing, turned slightly to the right; on the arm truncation, PVA. Rev. INVIA VIRTUTI NULLA EST VIA AN°1658 (=no route is impassible for the brave) Karl X on horseback to right; in the background, ROO-SCHIL over view of the city of Roskilde. Frederiks 10/10a. Hildebrand I, p. 351, 30. Van Loon II, pp. 424-425, ii. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
A wonderful bust of Charles II
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 70mm, 78.37 g 12), on Charles II’s departure from Scheveningen; by Pieter van Abeele, 1660. CAROLUS.II.D:G.MAGNÆ.BRIT.FRA.ET.HIB.REX. Bare-headed and armored bust of Charles II facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. IN NOMINE MEO EXALTABITUR CORNU EIUS. PSAL.89 (=In my name shall his horn be exalted) Fleet below figure of Fama blowing horn and holding banner inscribed SOLI DEO GLORIA; below, shell inscribed: S.M. is uit Hollant van Scheveling afgevaren naer fÿn Conincrÿken A°.1660 Juni 2 (=His Majesty departed from Holland by Scheveningen to his own kingdom, 2 June 1660). Eimer 210. Frederiks 16/16b1. MI I, pp. 455-6, 44. Van Loon II, pp. 462-463, ii. Bright and clear, and with an expressive and elegant portrait. Usual blow hole on the edge. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 69mm, 68.80 g 12), on the Peace of the Pyrenees between France and Spain; by Pieter van Abeele, 1660. IVLIVS St. ROM.ECL.CARD.MAZARINVS Bare-headed bust of Cardinal Mazarin facing, turned slightly to the right; on truncation PVA (ligate). Rev. QVI.POSVIT.FINES SVOS. PACEM.PSA.47 / .D.EQVES.DED. / ANNO - 1660 (=He maketh peace in thy borders, psalm 47 / the noble Julius dedicated this to God) Temple of Janus with closed doors; on the architrave, GAL.M.F. (=the Kingdom of France at Peace). Frederiks 18/18a. Van Loon II, pp. 440-442, ii. Clear and with a fine portrait of the French Cardinal and Statesman. Usual blow hole on the edge. Minor scrape on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 70mm, 59.20 g 12), on the installation of William III of Orange as a Knight of the Garter; unsigned, but by Pieter van Abeele, 1661. CAROLUS.II.D.G.MAGNÆ.BRIT.FR.ET.HIB.REX. Bare-headed and armored bust of Charles II facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing chain of the Order of the Garter. Rev. WILHELMVS.III.D.G.PRINC.AVRAICÆ COMM.NASS.Ec The Prince of Orange on horseback to right; behind, view of a city with a river, on which swans float. Frederick 13b/13c=1f. MI, I, p. 472, 75. An impressive and attractive piece, with a fine portrait of Charles II. Usual blow hole on the edge. Obverse fields lightly polished, as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Wouter Muller’s splendid bust of De Ruyter
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 78mm, 107.60 g 12), on the Four Days Battle (11-14 June 1666), by Wouter Muller, 1666. +DE RUYTER DIE DEN BRIT SYN MOET GETEUGELT HEEFT ALDUS DOOR MULLERS HANT INT GOUD EN SILUER LEEFT.A°MDCLXVI DEN XIIII IUNY (=De Ruyter, who checked the courage of the English, thus lives in gold and silver by the hand of Muller, 14th of June, 1666) Facing armored bust of De Ruyter, turned slightly to the right, crowned by two Tritons and with arms and banners to each side. Rev. HIER STRYCKT HET BRITSCH GEWELT VOOR NEDERLANT DE VLAGH DE ZEE HEEFT NOT GEWAEGHT VAN ZULK EEN ZWAREDN SLAGH (=Here the British forces strike their flag to the Dutch; never did the sea resound with such a tremendous conflict) Scene of the sea battle. Frederiks 9/9a. MI, I, p. 521, 167. Van Loon II, p. 527, iv. Very well made, in high relief and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Leiden. Medal (Silver, 56mm, 74.89 g 12), reward medal for the collectors of the hearth tax in Leiden; by the engraver AS, 1666. OPERÆ PRO ARIS ET FOCIS PRÆSTITÆ REDHOSTIMENVM (=a just recompense for the work done for religion and the fatherland) Alchemist seated in his study; in the exergue, in tiny letters, A S., within the inscription, arms of the four previous burgermeisters. Rev. ARGENTVM EX FVMO NON ARS SED OBSEQVIVM FECIT (=smoke can be turned into silver by obedience, not be artiface) Seven lines of a Dutch poem about alchemy; above, crowned arms of Leiden, with the date 1666; below, view of the city. Van Loon p. 516. Very rare. Attractively toned. Tiny collector’s mark on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdamm. Medal (Silver, 57mm, 58.52 g 12), on the Four Days Battle (11-14 June 1666). By Jurriaan Pool (1618-1669), 1666. View of the battle with ships of the line, fire ships and other vessels in a melée of smoke; on a piece of wreckage, G.POOL.FEICT. / I.A.DAM. (=G. Pool made in Amsterdam). Rev. VICTORIA OR.CONFŒD.BELB.SVB AVSP.ARCHIT.MI.RUITER.1666.I.IVNI (=Victory of the United Provinces under the auspices of High Admiral Michael De Ruyter, 1 June 1666) De Godt der goden zet / Den ocean de wet, / Als hooft der amiraelen, / Hy sterkt der Staeten helt, / Die boeit het Britsch gewelt./ Wie kan Godts maght bepaelen. / I.V.V. (=The God of gods set laws to the ocean. As lord of admirals he strengthens the State’s hero, who chains the violence of Britain. Who can limit God’s power?); above, shields bearing the arms of the Seven Provinces. MI, I, pp. 519-520, 165. Van Loon II, pp. 524-526, ii. Rare. A very attractive and detailed medal, lightly toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 71mm, 86.78 g 12), on the Peace of Breda between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by Johannes Lutma the younger, 1667 (as a chronogram on the obverse, and on the reverse). SIC FINES NOSTROS, LEGES TVTAMVR, ET VNDAS (=thus we protect our borders, our laws and our seas) The Lion of the Netherlands prowling to right over captured weaponry, with ships sailing behind; below, LEO BATAVUS; in field to left, engraver’s monogram. Rev. DEO AVSPICE / ASSERTIS / NON MINORE ANIMO / QVAM SVCESSV / AVITIS PATRIÆ LEGIBVS / ADVERSVS TRES POT POTENTISSIMOS / HISPANIARVM REGES / COACTVS DEINDE SEMEL ITERVMQ / CONTRA VICINOS BRITANNOS / ARMA SVMERE BATAVIS / POST PACEM EGREGRIA VIRTVTE / BELLO PARTAM / ATQVE REDVCTA GENERIS / HVMANI COMMERCIA / CONSVLES SENATVSQVE / AMSTELODAMENSIS / MONVMENTVM HOC / CIƆ IƆC LXVII / F C (=After, with God’s help, having defended their country’s ancient rights against three very powerful Spanish Kings, the Dutch were forced to take to arms against their neighbors the British. By their great valor they re-established peace and opened commerce among the nations. To honor that Peace the Mayors and Senate of Amsterdam decreed the making of this monument in 1667). Frederiks 30/30a. MI, I, pp. 529-530, 177. PiN 259. Van Loon II, pp. 534-536, ii. Attractive and bright. Minor scratches and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 82mm, 77.46 g 12), on the Peace of Breda between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by Wouter Muller, 1667. HET OUD BREDAAS KASTEEL, DOOR MULLERS VOND EN WERK, VERTOONT VAN BINNEN EEN GEWENSTE VREEDE KERK (=Old Breda’s castle, by the ingenuity and art of Muller, exhibits within it a wished-for Temple of Peace) View of the city of Breda, with angels flying above, one carrying a banner inscribed SOLI DEO GLORIA. Rev. HIER ZEIHLT HET VREDESCHIP, OP ‘T ZILUER IN DE ZEE MET BLIIDE WIMPELS, VAN EEN VIER GEKNOOPTE VREE (=Here sails the ship of Peace in silver on the sea, and bears the happy pennants of a quadruple peace) Ship sailing to right, bearing the arms of France, the United Provences, England and Ireland, and Denmark; below, A°1667. MI, I, pp. 531-532, 180. PiN 263. Van Loon II, pp. 538-539, v. An attractive and impressive piece. Usual blow hole on the edge, obverse fields polished, some polishing and minor casting fault on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 73mm, 63.66 g 12), on the Peace of Breda between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by Pieter van Abeele (but unsigned), 1667. Anno 1667 / Door Order van haer E. Hoogh / Mog onder ‘theleyt van d. Heer R. Mich. / A.d. Ruyter LAd.generael syn besprongen / op de Rivier van Chattam d’Coninckx Oorloogh / Schepen en die verbrant en gesoncken (=By order of their High Mightinesses, and under the command of Sir Michael, son of Adrian de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral-General, the ships of war of the King were attacked, burnt, and sunk in the river of Chatham) Scene of the burning of the British fleet at Chatham. Rev. Den. 6 Septemb.A°1667. / is de Vreede tusschen haar E. /Hooghm en den Coningh van / Groot-Britanien gepublifeert (=On the 6th September 1667 the Peace between their High Mightinesses and the King of Great Britain was published) Pax, holding olive branch and cornucopiae, seated facing with, on her right, shields bearing the arms of Great Britain, France, Denmark, etc., and on her left, shields bearing the arms of the United Provinces; below, scroll supported by infant genii, one holding a torch and the other an arrow. Frederick 22b/29b. MI, I, p. 533, 182. PiN 266. Van Loon II, pp. 538-560, vi. A very sharp, nicely toned example. Usual blow hole on the edge. The design has been strengthened by considerable after-cast engraving on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 72mm, 82.02 g 12), on the Peace of Breda between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by Pieter van Abeele (but unsigned), 1667. Anno 1667 / Door Order van haer E. Hoogh / Mog onder ‘theleyt van d. Heer R. Mich. / A.d. Ruyter LAd.generael syn besprongen / op de Rivier van Chattam d’Coninckx Oorloogh / Schepen en die verbrant en gesoncken (=By order of their High Mightinesses, and under the command of Sir Michael, son of Adrian de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral-General, the ships of war of the King were attacked, burnt, and sunk in the river of Chatham) Scene of the burning of the British fleet at Chatham. Rev. Den. 6 Septemb.A°1667. / is de Vreede tusschen haar E. /Hooghm en den Coningh van / Groot-Britanien gepublifeert (=On the 6th September 1667 the Peace between their High Mightinesses and the King of Great Britain was published) Pax, holding olive branch and cornucopiae, seated facing with, on her right, shields bearing the arms of Great Britain, France, Denmark, etc., and on her left, shields bearing the arms of the United Provinces; below, scroll supported by infant genii, one holding a torch and the other an arrow. Frederick 22b/29b. MI, I, p. 533, 182. PiN 266. Van Loon II, pp. 538-560, vi. A clear and attractive piece. Usual blow hole on the edge and some general roughness in the cast, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
An attractive peace Medal
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. Medal (Silver, 52mm, 30.42 g 12), on the Peace of Breda between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by J. Pool, 1667. (rosette) SIC CVNCTVS PELAGI CECIDIT FRAGOR (=Thus ceased the whole tumult of the sea - Virg. Aen. i, 154) Neptune driving his chariot through the sea to stop a naval battle. Rev. NULLA SALUS BELLO, PACEM TE POSCIMUS OMNES (=there is no safety in war, to thee we all sue for peace - Virg. Aen. xi, 362) View of the city of Breda; above, two genii supporting the shields of Denmark, France, England, Holland and Sweden; in the exergue, BREDA / Den. 7 Sept. 1667 with, to right, G.POOL. MI, I, p. 534, 183. PiN 1219. Van Loon II, pp. 538-540, vii. A lovely, beautifully toned example. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Breda. Medal (Silver, 44mm, 30.21 g 12), on the Peace of Breda and the alliance between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, by C. Adolfszoon, 1667. A Dutch and an English warship sailing amicably to right; each with an olive wreath at the top of its mainmast. Rev. Shields of Great Britain and the Dutch Republic hanging from an olive wreath; below the shields, crossed and tied branches of laurel and palm, and a ribbon inscribed BRITAN:BATAV:PAX; below ribbon, 1667 C.A. Eimer 242. MI, I, 184. PiN 267. Van Loon II, pp. 538-540, viii. A lovely, toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 64mm, 85.81 g 12), on the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, which ended the War of Devolution of 1667-1668, by an unknown medalist, 1668. Personification of the United Netherlands standing facing, her head turned to right, holding lance with liberty-cap in her right hand and resting her left on shield bearing the Dutch lion; at her feet and around, weapons, fetters and banners; behind, trophy and view of the sea with a merchantman and a warship. Rev. ASSERTIS.LEGIBUS. / EMENDATIS.SACRIS. / ADIUTIS.DEFENSIS. / CONCILIATIS.REGIBUS. / VINDICATA. MARIUM.LIBER / TATE.PACE.EGREGIA.VIR / TUTE.ARMORUM.PARTA.STABILITAS.ORBIS.EUROPÆI / QUIETE. / NUMISMA.HOC. S.F.B.C.F. / CIƆ.IƆC.LXVIII (=after having affirmed the laws, reformed religion, succored, defended and reconciled the kings, maintained the liberty of the seas, gained a glorious Peace, thus assuring the tranquility of Europe, the council of the United Provinces made this medal in 1668; all within a circle formed bunches of Dutch arrows and shields bearing the arms of the Seven Provinces). PiN 276. Van Loon III, p. 22. Rare. A lovely, toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Oval Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 55x51mm, 59.33 g 12), on the murder of the de Witt brothers on 20 August 1672, by an unknown medalist, 1672. Jugate busts of Johan and Cornelis de Witt to right. Rev. IOAN DE WIT / Pensionaris van / Hollant Etctr / en syn Broeder / CORNELIS DE WIT / Ruart van den / Lande van Putten / Beyde Omgebraght / in s’Gravenhage / Augusti 20 A° 1672 (=Johah de Witt, Grand Pensionary of Holland, etc., and his brother, Cornelis de Witt, Ruwaard of Putten, were both murdered in the Hague on 20 August, 1672). Inscription on memorial tablet between two putti; above, winged hour glass; below, skull. Bright and attractive. Some minor polishing and smoothing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 48.5mm, 45.30 g 12), on the murder of Johan de Witt, by Jan Smeltzing, ‘1672’ (but part of a series of historical portrait medals produced in c. 1680). IOHANNES DE WIT. NAT: 1625 Bust of Johan de Witt to right, wearing skull cap and judicial robes; below bust, in tiny letters, I S. Rev. HOE DRAAIT DES WERELDS LOT. DE WIT, OP ‘T MOORDSCHAVOT / WELEER GEKERFT, GESNEEN, STAAT DUS WEER GAAF IN EEN / WAT MIST NU ‘T VADERLAND? / HAAR MOND EN REGTER- / HAND. / 20 AUGUST: 1672 (=how the things of the world change! De Witt, who we saw torn to pieces on the scaffold, we see here whole again. O Fatherland, this is the mouth and the right hand you lost on 20 August). A beautifully toned and sharp example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Groningen. Medal (Silver, 54mm, 32.67 g 6), on the siege of Groningen and the recapture of Coevorden, by an unknown engraver, 1672 (1673). Belegeringe / voor / Groningen (=The siege of Groningen) Aerial view of the besieged city and its fortifications. Rev. GRON.IS.BELEG.DOOR. DE BIS.VAN CVEL.EN.MVNS.D.9:IVL.VERL.DEN.17.AV.1672: (=Groningen was besieged by the Archbishop of Cologne and the Bishop of Münster on the 9th of July and relieved on the 17th of August, 1672) Aerial view of the surprise assault on Coevorden with troops before; below, Coeuorden met Stormer- / hant ingenomen, den / 20 december (=Coevorden taken by assault on the 20th of December). Van Loon III, p. 204, iv. Weiler GMK 2. Attractive and nicely toned. Some minor marks and scratches under the toning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
FRANCE. Louis XIV, 1643–1715. Medal (Silver, 45mm, 42.5 g 12), on the capture of Nijmegen by the French in July 1672, by G. Hamerani, Rome, 1673. LVD.XIV.D.G.FR.ET.NAV.REX Louis XIV, in armor, on horseback before view of the city of Nijmegen and the French army marching through its gate; in exergue, IO.HAMERANVS.FECIT / ROMÆ. Rev. QVIS CONTRA.NOS? Louis, dressed as an antique warrior, standing right, his left foot propped on a hideous female figure (symbolizing the Dutch Republic) brandishing snakes with her right hand, and drawing back a flaming sword in his right hand; to right, rising sun with angels; to left above, figure of the Church in clouds; to left at his feet, the Belgian lion; in the ground below, 1673. Forrer II, p. 403. Van Loon III, p. 87. Very rare. Beautifully toned and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Middelburg. Medal (Silver, 43.5mm, 29 g 12), on the investiture of Wilhelm Momma as Preacher in Middelburg, by M. Hooft, 1676. W.MOMMA.ECCLES.MIDD.S.THEOL DOCT.ET.PROF Draped bust of Momma to left; on the truncation, ÆTA.33.M.HOOFT.F. Rev. Laudatory inscription in 9 lines. Rare. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. William III, 1650-1672-1689-1702. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 84mm, 88.36 g 12), on the marriage of Prince William to Princess Mary of England, byWouter Muller, undated, but 1677. IN DEN ECHTEN BANT MET LIEFD’ EN TROUW, KROONT GODT DOOR ZEGEN MAN EN VROUW (=in marriage with love and faith, God crowns with his blessing man and wife) Man, on the left, and woman, on the right, wearing rich clothing and standing, facing each other, together clasping a burning heart with their right hands; to left, house; to right, elaborate fountain; above, radiant sun; below, empty cartouche. Rev. HIER BINT DE HEIL’GE VREE DEN BRIT, EN BATAVIER, DE WERELT EER’T VERBONT, EN VREE’ ER KRYGSBANIER (=here holy Peace unites the Briton and the Dutchman, let the world respect their alliance, and dread their war-flags) Pax standing between Hollandia and Britannia, uniting their spears, each surmounted by a Liberty cap; fields covered with floral tracery. Frederiks 18a. MI, I, pp. 567-568, 234. Bright and attractive. Usual blow hole on the edge and some areas of careful polishing, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. William III, 1650-1672-1689-1702. Medal (Silver, 42mm, 28.54 g 12), on the marriage of Prince William to Princess Mary of England, by Nicholas Chevalier (or Arvid Karlsteen?), London, undated, but 1677. GVILH.III.D.G.PRIN.AVR.HOL.ET.WES.GV Bare-headed and armored bust of William III to right. Rev. MARIA.D.G.AVR.PRIN.NAT.DE.IORC. Draped bust of Princess Mary to left. Eimer 256. MI, I, pp. 568-569, 235. Van Loon III p. 222, i. A splendid, beautifully toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
An enigmatic Medal replete with symbolism
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 73.6mm, 135.29 g 12), on the death of G. van der Lynden in 1677, by an unknown engraver with the signature RI, 1677. PROSPICE DVM PROSPERA (=while prosperous be prudent) Prudentia standing facing, but with her head to left, wearing long robes and with her breasts bare, holding, in her right hand, a mirror into which she gazes and, in her left, the handle of a sash attached to a bracelet around the right wrist of a female figure standing behind her. This female figure (Fortuna?) stands facing on a small globe; her feet are winged and she wears transparent patterned drappery covering her from the waist downwards; she has a curious headdress, a blindfold and her five breasts are bare; she holds a palm in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left; behind Fortuna, flowering plants and a calm sea; behind Prudentia, a rough sea, a ‘Viking’ galley and a rocky coast assailed by lightning; at Prudentia’s feet to left, ligate signtature RI (or RN?) on rock. Rev. Urn, inscribed .P.M. / GERARDI / VAN DER / LYNDEN / ƆIC IƆCLXXVII and encircled by the Ouroboros serpent, draped by a veil held by two winged putti; one, on the left, weeping and the other, on the right, wearing a garment covered in stars, holding two olive branches and clutching a column; on the right, fluted urn; on the left, altar; on the ground below, extinguished torches, a smoking lamp, a caduceus, a laureate skull, some bones, and a ribbon inscribed Ætat LXXIX; in the background, cypress trees. A.J. Bemolt van Lochum Slaterus, Nederlandse familienpenningen (Zutphen, 1981), 313. Teyler’s Museum TMNK 00944a (same types, but cast in copper). Van Loon III, p. 257, 1 (obverse). A splendid, boldly struck medal, beautifully toned. Very minor edge bang on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning, or Hollow medal (Silver, 67mm, 40.55 g 12), on the Treaty of Nijmegen that ended the Dutch War between France and the Dutch Republic, by J. Dishoecke, 1678. LIBERTAS PACIS SOBOLES PRVDENTIÆ ALVMINA (=Liberty, daughter of Peace, nourished by Prudence) Hollandia seated facing, holding lance topped with cap of liberty, between Pax and Prudentia; at her feet, looking somewhat cross, Lion of the Netherlands; to left, cornucopiae with jewels and coins; to right, shield bearing the arms of Amserdam. Rev. OCCIDIT AD RHENVM NASCITVR AD VAHALIM / CIƆ. IƆC. LXXVIII. (=killed on the Rhine, reborn on the Vahal, 1678) Under a radiant sun, crowned shields bearing the crowned arms of France and the Dutch Republic joined by wreaths; below, view of Nijmegen with the Waal river. PiN 292. Van Loon III, pp. 233-234. A thin and bright ‘hollow medal’ with smoothed fields and slight roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
GERMANY, Nürnberg. 1691. Medal (Silver, 50mm, 44.67 g 12), on the Princes’ Congress in the Hague, by P. H. Müller. INGENTES ANIMO. DIGNAS IVE. CONCIPIT IRAS / CONCILIUMQVE VOCAT // CONVENTVS FŒDERAT PRINCIP / PRÆSIDE GUILIELMO III R BRIT / HAGÆ COMIT CELEBR. / CELEBR. / 1691 / .P.H.M. (= he conceives in his mind a vast wrath, such as is worthy of Jupiter, and calls together a council // the Congress of allied Princes assembled at the Hague, under the presidency of William III, King of Britain / Philip Heinrich Müller) Jupiter seated facing in the midst of gods and goddesses. Rev. CONSILIO CONCORDIA ET FORTITVDINE (=by council, agreement and strength Prudentia standing facing behind burning altar inscribed SAL.PVBL /S, over which Virtus and Concord clasp hands; in exergue, .P.H.M. On the edge: REX REGVM CONSVLTA DEVS FORTVNET VBIQVE (F K) (=may God, the King of kings, prosper everywhere their consultations, mdclxvvvvvvi Friedrich Kleinert). Forster 672. MI, II. pp. 16-17, 182. PiN 333. Van Loon IV, pp. 41-42. i. Atrractive and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
GERMANY, Nürnberg. 1691. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 28.71 g 12), on the Princes’ Congress in the Hague, by Georg Hautsch. CVRA HVC TRADVCITVR OMNIS (=all our care is directed to this purpose) Prudentia seated left on throne with a lion supporter, focusing the rays of the sun on a pile of French and Turkish arms, below lion’s paw, GH (=Georg Hautsch). Rev. CONCORDIA PRINCIPIVM. // FOEDERATI PRINCIPES / CONSILIA CONFERVNT / HAGÆ COM. / 1691. (=the concord of Princes // the allied Princes confer at the Hague, 1691) Three clasped hands holding standards; on the edge: IBI SALVS, VBI MVLTA CONSILIA (=there is safety with many counselors). Erlanger 2527. MI, II, p. 17, 183. PiN 336. Van Loon IV, pp. 41-42, ii. Well-struck and beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Groningen. 1694. Medal (Silver, 48mm, 40.31 g 12), on the 100th anniversary of the siege and capture of Groningen by Prince Maurice of Nassau in 1594, by J. van Rickingen. Armored knight standing facing within an ornamental border. Rev. Laudatory poem of seven lines. Van Loon IV, pp. 175-176, i. Beautifully toned and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
View of the palace of Rijswijk
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 60mm, 73.73 g 12), on the Peace of Rijswijk, by J. Boskam, 1697. HINC PAX, VNDE ÆQVITAS (=hence peace, whence justice) Crowned Dutch lion rampant to right, holding olive branch in one paw, sword and balance in the other; to right, globe marked EVROPA; in exergue, ANGLORVM GLORIA / REGE / WILHELMO III / M.DC.XCVIII. / I.B.F. (=the glory of England under King William III, 1697 / Jan Boskam fecit) Rev. PAX HVIC DOMVI (=Peace to this house) The Palace of Rijswijk; in exergue, PAX GENER.IN ARCE RYSWYK / DOMO PRINCIP.ARAVS./ MAG.BRIT.REGIS / M.DC.XCVII (=the general peace in the Palace of Rijswijk, home of the Prince of Orange, King of Great Britain, 1697); at the bottom, I.BOSKAM.F.. MI, II, p. 167, 449. PiN 366. Van Loon IV, pp. 264-265. xvi. Rare. Toned and most attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 49mm, 46.12 g 12), on the Peace of Rijswijk, by R. Arondeaux, 1697. CÆSA FIRMABANT FOEDERA PORCA (=they used to confirm treaties by killing a sow) Ambassadors closing the doors of the temple of Janus; on the lintel, IANO SACR; on the steps, ARONDEAUX F. Rev. RYSWYK GUILELMI III.D.G. / M.BRITAN.ETC.R.PALAT. View of the Palace and gardens of Rijswijk; below, MDCXCVII; around, labeled shields of the Emperor, Spain, Brandenburg, the Palatinate, Saxony, Bavaria, England, Sweden, the Dutch Republic, the Spanish Netherlands, the Empire, Lorraine, Savoy and France. MI,II, pp. 169-170, 453. PiN 378. Van Loon IV, pp. 273-274, xxix. Very attractively toned and sharp. Minor edge marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
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