nomos 13
7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
A very rare and important Klippe of 3 Ducats of Leonhard von Keutschach
Lot 1
Holy Roman Empire, Austria. Salzburg. Leonhard von Keutschach, 1495-1519. Klippe of 3 Ducats (Gold, 29x29mm, 10.42 g 12), Hall in Tyrol, probably by the die engraver Ulrich Ursentaler, 1513. ORA PRO ME SANCTE RVDBERTE (pray for me, Saint Rupert) Bare-headed bust of Leonhard to right, wearing ecclesiastical robes. Rev. LEONARD&DE KEWTSCH’ARE’SAL Quartered arms of Salzburg and Keutschach between 15 13. BR 4. Friedberg 578. Probszt 55. Zöttl 8. Very rare and of great importance. Nearly as struck.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
A splendid Medal of Maximilian I
Lot 2
Holy Roman Empire. Maximilian I. 1486-1508-1519. Medal (Silver, 55.5mm, 41.52 g 12), original cast, unsigned but perhaps by Hans Daucher, Vienna, c. 1515. IMP CAES PIVVS MAXIMILIANVS P F AVG Bust of Maximilian to right, wearing berretto, fur robes and the Order of the Golden Fleece. Rev. ANNA RE PAN FI IN RO IM MAXI DESPONSATA Bust of Anna to left, wearing crown, robes and elaborate necklace. Habich I, 1, 38. A splendid, toned example, with all details finely strengthened after casting. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 3
Germany - Bohemia, Erzgebirge. Medal (Silver, 46mm, 17.15 g 12), by Hieronymus Magdeburger (fl. 1520-1540), on Joab and Amasa, and on the capture of Jesus, c. 1530. IOAB SPRACH ZV AMASA FRID MIT DIR MEIN BRVDER 2 SA 2O (=And Joab said to Amasa, it is well with thee my Brother? 2 Samuel 20 <9>) Scene of the murder of Amasa by his cousin Joab (2 Sam. 20:). Rev. GOT GRVS DICH MEISTER VND KVSSET IN MATTHES 26 Scene of the taking of Christ by the Romans and the kiss of Judas. Goppel 9. Katz 127. Very rare. A struck original splendidly preserved, lightly toned and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A very rare Medal of Wolfgang Hopf
Lot 4
Germany, Bamberg. 1537. Medal (Bronze, 37.6mm, 18.70 g 12), on Wolfgang Hopf, an original cast by Matthes Gebel. WOLF HOPPF SEINS ALTERS XVIIII IAR Bare-headed bust of Wolfgang Hopf to right, wearing fine robes. Rev. SELIG SIND DIE FRIDFERTIGEN M D XXXVII Ornate, helmeted arms within an inner laurel wreath. Habich I, 2, 1143. Very rare. An original cast with a lovely light, golden-brown patina. Minor edge defect and possible traces of an attempted piercing, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
The first English Medal of the Renaissance - Henry VIII
Lot 5
England. Henry VIII, 1509-1547. Medal (Silver, 50mm, 56.40 g 1), on Henry VIII’s assumption of the title “Supreme Head of the Church of England”, by Henry Bayse (or Basse), chief engraver of the mint of London, 1545. HENRICVS.OCTA.ANGLIÆ.FRANCI.ET.HIB.REX.FIDEI.DEFENSOR.ET. / IN.TERR.ECCLE.ANGLI.ET.HIBE.SVB.CHRIST.CAPVT.SVPREMVM (=Henry VIII, King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, and under Christ the supreme head on earth of the Church of England and Ireland) Bust of Henry VIII to right, wearing a jeweled cap, an ermine robe and a collar of jewels around his neck; around, inscription in two concentric circles divided by the crowned royal badges of the Rose (above), the Portculis (to right), the Fleur-de-lis (below) and the Harp (to left). Rev. Translations of the obverse Latin inscription into Hebrew, above, and Greek ΕΝΡΙΚΟΣ Ο ΟΓΔΟΟΣ ΤΡΙΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ.ΠΙΣΤΕΩΣ ΠΡΟ= / ΣΤΑΤΗΣ.ΕΝ ΤΗ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ / ΤΗΣ ΑΓΓΛΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΙΒΕΡΝΙ / ΑΣ.ΥΠΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΩ.ΑΚΡΗ / Η ΚΕΦΑΛΗ below Eleven lines of inscription (five in Hebrew and six in Greek); above, H R; at the end of the Hebrew inscription, two rosettes and two fleurs-de-lis; at the end of the Greek inscription, rosette and fleur-de-lis; below, Londini 1545. R. Bishop, “Hebraica Veritas,” Spink’s Magazine, Winter 2009-2010, pp. 18-21 (this medal cited and illustrated). Eimer 26 a (this piece, illustrated on pl. 1). G. F. Hill, “The medal of Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church”, NC 1916, pp. 194-195. MI I, pp. 47-48, 44. Very rare. An original striking, nicely toned and most impressive, with a fine portrait of Henry VIII in his later years. Minor marks with some very light smoothing in the obverse fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 68000 CHF
Estimate: 85000 CHF
Very rare and with an impressive pedigree
Lot 6
Germany, Electoral Saxony. Johann Friedrich der Grossmütige, 1532-1547. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 59 g 12), original cast from the workshop of N. Milicz, on the Elector’s defeat at the Battle of Mühlberg, 1547. LVMI.ET.ORA.CAROLI.V.IMPERATOREIS.GRE.FERDINADVS.D G.ROMANO.BPE.HVNG.Z.REX. Confronted busts of the brothers Emperor Charles V and King Ferdinand I facing each other, both bearded and wearing caps, robes and the Order of the Golden Fleece; all within an architectural frame with putto holding shields above and below; around, olive wreath border. Rev. CAPTIVITAS/IOANIS.FRIDERICI//DVCIS SAXONIAE/.M.D.XLVII. Scene of the battle of Mühlberg; around, wreathed border. Domanig 227. Habich 1909 (as ‘Monogrammist WS’, this piece cited). Katz 313 (as Nickel Milicz). Löbbecke 417 (’Bömische Meister’, this piece). Very rare as a silver original. A superb, toned example, beautifully cast. Some typical contemporary polishing done after casting and some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 7
Switzerland, Zürich. Cast Baptismal Medal or Patenpfennig (Silver, 74mm, 66.7 g 12), for the Baptism of Princess Claude of Valois (1547-1575), daughter of Henry II of France, as a gift from the Swiss. By J. Stampfer, undated but 1547/1548. Hand of God holding ornamental ribbon inscribed with numbers (1-13) giving the official order of the thirteen cantons which then formed the Swiss Confederation, and whose arms appear on named shields above the numbers. Beginning with Zürich they are given in pairs on the left and on the right: 1 Zürich (l.), 2 Bern (r.), 3. Lucerne (l.), 4 Uri (r.), 5 Schwyz (l.), 6 Unterwalden (r), 7. Zug (l.), 8 Glarus (r.), 9. Basel (l.), 10 Fribourg (r.), 11 Solothurn (l.), 12 Schaffhausen (r.), 13 Appenezell (at the bottom). Rev. Two Angels supporting a Swiss cross inscribed SI DEVS NOBISCVM QVIS CONTRA NOS (=if god is with us who is against us); all within a circle of ribbons and bands containing the shields of the seven allied states (each named on the band above): the Abbey of St. Gallen, the city of St. Gallen, The Graubunden, Wallis, Rottweil, Mulhouse and Biel. Habich 868. Hahn 14. Leu SM 92. Schwarz-Lösel M 12. An early cast with a raised rim. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 8
The Low Countries, Bruxelles. Charles V, 1519-1556. Medal (Silver, 36mm, 18.39 g 12), in honor of Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539), wife of Charles V, by Jacques Jonghelinck after Leone Leoni, c. 1555. IMP.CAES.CAROLVS.V.AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles V to right. Rev. DIVA ISABELLA AVGVSTA CAROLI V VX Bust of Isabella, three-quarter facing and turned slightly to left, wearing an elaborately embroidered gown, a pendant jewel and with her hair braided around the top of her head. Attwood p. 88, figs. 24-25 and fn. 49 (for extensive references). Smolderens pp. 417-424. A very attractive and nicely toned contemporary cast. Minor marks and the usual contemporary after cast polishing of the fields, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A very rare Medal of Philip II and Mary
Lot 9
The Low Countries, Bruxelles. Philip II, 1556-1598. Medal (Silver, 35mm, 34.08 g 12), with his wife, Queen Mary of England (1553-1554-1558), by Jacques Jonghelinck after Jacopo da Trezzo, c. 1555-1558. .PHILIP.D.G.HISP.REX.Z. Bare-headed bust of Philip II to right, wearing high collar, order of the Golden Fleece and cuirass. Rev. MARIA I REG.ANGL.FRA-NC.ET.HIB.Z. Bust of Mary to left, wearing elaborate cap, with a jeweled diadem and a veil hanging down behind, and a high-collared jeweled gown. Attwood p. 89 and fig. 26. Smolderen p. 421, F8. Very rare. A splendid toned contemporary cast. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 10
The Low Countries, Bruxelles. Philip II, 1556-1598. Medal (Silver, 39mm, 21.45 g 12), on his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Austria (1549-1580), by Jacques Jonghelinck, undated but 1570. PHILIPPVS HISPANIAR.ET NOVI ORBIS OCCIDVT REX Bare-headed bust of Philip II to left, wearing high collar. Rev. .ANNA AVSTRIACA.PHILYPPI CATHOL. Draped bust of Anne to right, wearing a high collar and a necklace; on shoulder truncation, ÆT.21. Smolderen 74. Van Loon I, p. 131, 1. Rare. An attractive and nicely toned contemporary cast. Minor marks in the obverse fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
A rare Daalder from Middelburg
Lot 11
Netherlands, Middelburg. Daalder (Silver, 34x34mm, 29.37 g), uniface emergency money for use during the siege by the Dutch, 1572-1574, 1572. / D.R.P. / F-MIDD / .1.5.7.2 (Deo Regique Populus Fidelis MIDDelburgensis = the People of Middelburg, faithful to God and King) within an incuse circle bordered by dots; to left and right, shields of Zeeland and Middelburg. Rev. Blank. Delm. 165. Mailiet pl. 83, 2. Van Gelder 36a. Van Loon I, pp. 156-157. Rare, a boldly struck and nicely toned example. Minor flan crack and, on the reverse, numeral 2 written twice in ink, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 12
Netherlands, Dordrecht. Counter of heavy weight (Silver, 34.5mm, 15.41 g 1), 1579. PRÆSTAT*PVGNARE*PRO*PATRIA*.15*79. (It is better to fight for the fatherland) Above, two armored horsemen attacking eachother; below, two infantrymen fighting. Rev. *QVAM*SIMVLATA*PACE*DECIPI* (than to be fooled by a false peace) The two headless bodies of Counts Egmont and Horn, with, beside them, their heads impaled on two posts. Van Loon I, p. 270, i. Beautifully toned and exceptionally attractive. Very minor die fault on the obverse edge at 7, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
An apparently unique Medal of 4 Ducats with an impressive pedigree
Lot 13
Germany, Brandenburg. Medal of 4 Ducats (Gold, 32.5mm, 14.02 g 12), an original cast medal on the death of the Electors Joachim II Hector (1535-1571) and Johann Georg (1571-1598) of Brandenburg’s councilor and ambassador, Andreas Czoch (1519-1581). By an artist in the circle of Hans Eichhorn (Franz Friedrich), Frankfurt-on-the-Oder (?), 1581. +ANDREAS+CZOCH+D+Æ+SV+6Z+ANN+1581 Facing bust of Czoch, turned slightly to the right, with a short beard, rich clothing with a small ruff, and an elaborate fur coat with a high collar. Rev. IVRAVIT.ET.NON.DECIPIET (=he swore not to deceive) Shield bearing the Czoch arms, topped with an elaborate, plumed helmet. Habich 2330 (this piece). Of the greatest rarity, apparently unique. With a superb portrait in the finest late German Renaissance style. Traces of a removed mount at the top, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
A lovely Medal on Queen Elizabeth’s support for the United Provinces
Lot 14
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 51.5mm, 46.05 g 12), on Queen Elizabeth’s I support for the United Provinces, by G. van Bylaer (but unsigned), 1587. (rose)xDEOxOPTxMAXxLAVSxETxHONORxINxO-ExÆVVMxQVODx (=To the best and greatest God be praise and honor for ever, because...) Elizabeth I of England enthroned facing, crowned, holding orb and scepter, and wearing robes decorated with the Tudor rose; below her feet, hydra; below and to the right, five naked boys, each holding a shield, bearing, from left to right, the arms of Guelderland, Holland, Zealand, Utrecht and Friesland; to left, the Earl of Leicester, standing right, holding the right side of the queen’s cloak with both hands and treading on the hydra’s tail with his right foot; in exergue, 1587. Rev. xQVEMxDEVSxCONFICIETxSPIRITVxORISxSVIx (=Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth) Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds and rays; below, Pope, cardinals, bishops and nun, chalice and wafers, all falling from heaven. Eimer 53. MI I, p. 139, 99. Van Loon I, p. 369. i. A lovely, well-struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 15
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 52mm, 45.88 g 12), on the defeat of the Spanish Armada, by G. van Bylaer, 1588. (rose)xDVRVMxESTxCONTRAxSTIMVLOSxCALCITRARE (=it is hard to kick against goads) The Pope, emperor, king, princes, bishops and others, blindfolded, seated in conference, their feet on a spiked floor; above, O.COECAS.HOMINVM.MENTES./O.PECTORA.COECA. (=Oh! the blind minds, Oh! the blind hearts of men). Rev. (rose)xTVxDEVSxMAGNVSxETxMAGNAxFACISxTVxSOLVSxDEVSx (=You, God, art great and do great things; You God alone) Scene of the destruction of the Spanish fleet; above, .VENI.VIDE.VIVE./1588. (=come! see! live!). Eimer 56a. MI I, pp. 144-145, 111. Van Loon I, p. 384, i. A rare and historically important medal. Clear and very attractively toned. Fields above the types very lightly polished very long ago, traces of a removed mount at 12 on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
A very rare Medal in honor of Stephan Speidel
Lot 16
Holy Roman Empire, Austria - Styria (Steiermark). Graz. Medal (Silver, 40.5mm, 16.63 g 12), in honor of Stephan Speidel zu Vattersdorf (c. 1550-1597), secretary of the province of Styria, attributed to Hans Zwigott (fl. c. 1577-1597), c. 1590s. STEPHAN.SPEIDEL.ILLVSTRIVM.STYRIAE.PROCERVM.SECRETARIVS. Three-quarter facing bust of Speidel turned slightly to right, rearing ruff, robes and chain of office. Rev. Shield bearing the Speidel arms surmounted by a helmet with a richly ornamented crest. Numismatische Zeitschrift 52 (1919), p. 168, 4. G. Probszt, Die geprägten österreichischen Schaumünzen. I: Die geprägten Schaumünzen Innerösterreichs (Steiermark, Kärnten, Krain). (Zürich/Leipzig/Wien, 1928), 73. Very rare and attractive, an excellent contemporary cast. Nicely toned, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 17
NETHERLANDS, The Dutch Republic. 1594. Medal (Silver, 51mm, 45.90 g 12), on Prince Maurice’s rescue of Coevorden from a Spanish siege, and on the capture of Groningen; unsigned but by G. van Bylaer. (rosette)xNEXOSxFAVORExNVMINISxQVISxDISSOLVES; (=who would disunite those who God put together?) Sheaf of arrows surrounded by shields bearing the arms of Gelderland, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland and Overijssel. Rev. Descriptive inscription in 12 lines. Van Loon I, pp. 440-441. A superb, attractive and very well-struck piece with fine, old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 18
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 51.5mm, 45.09 g 12), on the defeat of an attempted invasion by the Spanish, by G. van Bylaer, 1596. (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. xQVIDxMExPERSEQVERISx15-96 (=Why do You persecute me?, Acts.ix. 4) Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds and rays; below, scenes of the destruction of the Spanish fleet off Cape Finisterre. Eimer 67. MI I, pp. 163-164, 148. Van Loon I, p. 476, i. A lovely, well-struck and beautifully toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 19
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Jeton (Silver, 29mm, 6.17 g 1), on the repulse of the troops of the Archduke Albert from Zeeland and Holland, 1596. (rose)FRVSTRA.OPPVGNAT.VSQVEDVM.PROTEGIT.DEVS (=they attack in vain those God protects) Shield, held by hand of God emerging from clouds, protecting kneeling people and Dutch troops from the Spanish army. Rev. (rose)VIGILATE.ET ORATE.DEO.CONFIDENTES.CIƆ.IƆ.XCVI (=be watchful and pray, putting confidence in God, 1596) Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds and rays; below, the Dutch Maid, kneeling in prayer within an enclosure; to left, soldier standing guard; to right, tower with soldier holding a sword. Van Loon I, p. 465, 1. Very attractively toned and well struck. Some areas of weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
On the victories of Prince Maurice over the Spaniards
Lot 20
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 51mm, 44.61 g 12), on the victories of Prince Maurice over the Spaniards, unsigned but by G. van Bylaer, 1597. (rose).A.DNO.FACTVM.EST.ISTVD.ET.EST.MIRABILE.IN.OCVLIS.NOSTRIS. (=this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes, Psal. cxviii, 23) View of Maurice’s army driving the Spaniards from the field, below, VICTORIA / TVRNOTANA / IANV.1597. Rev. (rose) ALPEN.BERC.MEVRS.GROL.BREVORT.ENSCH.OLD.OTM.LINGEN (=Alpen, Berchem, Meurs, Grol, Bredevoort, Enschede, Oldenzaal, Otmarse, Lingen) 1597 above views of the 9 towns, arranged in a circle around the central inscriptions VENIT / VIDIT / DEVS / VICIT (=He came, he saw, God conquered) and (bunch of arrows) VICTORIA.PARTA.SPATIO.TRIMESTRI. (=Victory won within three months). Eimer 70. MI I, pp. 170-171, 163. Van Loon I, p. 482, i. A sharp, beautifully toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 21
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Overijssel. Medal of 1 1/2 Talers (Silver, 54mm, 42.8 g 12), on the freeing of Overijssel from Spanish domination, 1597. ORDINVM*TRANSISSVLANIÆ*INSIGNIA (=arms of the States of Overijssel) At top center, shield bearing the arms of Overijssel linked by bands to the arms of Deventer, Campen and Zwolle; around, shields bearing the arms of the seventeen members of the Council of Overijssel. Rev. *LIBERTATEMxNEMOxBONVSxNISIxCVMxANIMAxSIMVLxAMISIT (=No good man ever lost his liberty except with his life) Prince Maurice, in full armor, on horseback galloping to right; behind, city view. Bratring 1438. MI I,p. 172, 166. Van Loon I, pp. 482-483, iii. Rare as a 1½ Taler medal. Beautifully toned. Traces of very old laquer in some of the devices, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 22
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Maurice, Prince of Orange, Stadholder, 1585-1625, Sovereign Prince, 1618-1625. Medal (Silver, 35mm, 16.12 g 12), on Maurice’s capture of Grave from the Spanish, by G. van Bylaer, 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); on neck truncation, ÆT.34. 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. Eimer 75. MI I, p. 181, 182. Van Loon I, pp. 553-554, 3. Nicely toned and attractive, with a bust in high relief. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 660 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
On the Dutch victories of 1602
Lot 23
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 56mm, 54.59 g 12), on the Dutch victories of 1602: the taking of Grave, the defeat of the Spanish cavalry near Maastricht, the destruction of a Spanish galley-fleet in the Straits of Dover. By G. van Bylaer, 1602. (rose)GRAVIA CAPTA.TVRMIS EQVIT. VII CÆSIS. (=Grave taken, seven cavalry squadrons killed) Below an arm and hand holding a laurel wreath and a palm branch, which emerges from clouds containing the name of Jehovah, a labeled map of Grave and the surrounding countryside. Rev. (rose)TRIREM VI DEPRESS.FRACT.FVGASTISQ’.A°.CIƆ.IƆ.CII.OR.F.P.F.F. (=six galleys sunk, wrecked and put to flight in the year 1602. The States of the United Provinces ordered this to be struck.) On the left, view of the cavalry actions between Tongeren and Maastricht; on the right, the naval actions off the Goodwin Sands. Eimer 76. MI I, pp. 179-180, 180. Van Loon I, p. 555. Rare. A splendid, beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 24
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 54mm, 53.54 g 12), struck in honor of the capture of Sluys by the Dutch and to commemorate the valiant defense of Ostende by the Dutch during the great siege, prior to its ultimate fall, by G. van Bylaer, Utrecht, 1604. ✣ IEHOVA✣PRIVS✣DEDERAT✣ ORDIN TRAIEC (=The Lord had given - The States of Utrecht) View of the area of Sluys with its fortresses, troops and ships, below, crowned arms of Utrecht. Rev. ✣PLVS✣QVAM✣PERDIDIMVS✣.CIƆ.IƆ.CIIII. (=more than we had lost - 1604) View of the area of Ostende with troops and ships. Van Loon II, pp. 15-17, iii. A splendid, beautifully toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 25
France. Jean-Louis de Nogaret de Lavalette, Duc d’Épernon. 1554-1642. Medal (Bronze, 56mm, 57.94 g 12), by Guillaume Dupré, 1607. I.L.A.LAVALETTA.D.ESPERN.P.ET.TOT.GAL.PEDIT.PRAEF //G DVPRE F 1607 Draped and cuirassed bust of Nogaret to right. Rev. INTACTVS.VTRINQVE (=untouched from either side) On the left, a fox looking out from its den, underneath a bush, at a lion seated left, its left paw raised and its head turned back at a bare-breasted Fury, standing left and holding two torches. Jones 22. Kress 557. A superb, sharp contemporary cast with a fine dark brown patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 26
France. Nicolas Brulart de Sillery, 1544-1624. Medal (Bronze, 70.5mm, 94 g 12), by Guillaume Dupré (c.1579-1640), 1607. NI BRVLARTVS A SILLERY FRANC.ET NAVAR CANCEL Bare-headed and bearded bust of Sillery to right, wearing robes and a fur cape; below bust, G.DVPRE.F. Rev. LABOR.ACTVS.IN.ORBEM (=in the performance of his task he circles the globe) Apollo driving the chariot of the sun to right, above the celestial globe on which can be seen Cancer, Leo and Virgo, with Hydra and others below and above. Jones 46. Pollard 644 = Kress 563. Smolderen 26. A splendid medal with a wonderful portrait. Traces of a removed mount, otherwise an excellent contemporary cast with a fine brown patina, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 27
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Jeton (Silver, 29mm, 6.40 g 12), on the Twelve Years’ Truce between the Dutch and the Spanish, 1609. (rose)•QVIESCO•CIƆ•IƆ•CIX•S•C• (=I repose, by decree of the Senate) Soldier sleeping right, his head resting on a drum; around, cast off armor. Rev. (rose)•PLVS•VIGILA• (=stay vigilant) Mercury standing right, pinching the ear of a man sleeping on his desk to right. PiN 66. Van Loon II, p. 56. A fascinating, amusing and attractively toned piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 28
Netherlands - Germany, Juliers/Jülich. Medal (Silver, 51mm, 46.08 g 3), on the capture of the fortress city of Jülich from the Imperial troops of emperor Rudolph II (1575-1612) by the allied forces of Brandenburg, the Palatinate and the Dutch, 1610. NIHIL INEXPUGNABILE (=nothing is impregnable) View of the fortress of Jülich surrounded by firing cannons and the lines of the allied besiegers. Rev. IPSIS CALEND. / SEPTEMB.CIᴐIᴐCX. / SUIS ET SUBSIDIARYS /ARMIS IULIACUM. / EIUSQUE PROPUGNA- / CULUM MUNITISSI- / MUM PRINCIPIBUS / ADSERITUR POS- / SIDENTIBUS (=on the first of September 1610 the city of Juliers and its powerful citadel have come into the hands of its proper princes thanks to their forces and those of their allies). Exter I, 194. Van Loon II, pp. 71-72, I. A splendid and rare piece, beautifully toned and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 29
Great Britain. James I, 1603-1625. Medal (Silver, 63x51mm, 16.06 g 12), on Frederick, Count Palatine, and his wife Princess Elizabeth of England, as well as their son, Prince Frederick, by Simon de Passe (with his reversed monogram on the obverse), 1616. Elaborate facing busts of Frederick, Princess Elizabeth and the child Prince Frederick; below, slightly to right of the center, reversed monogram of SP. Rev. EFFIG:ILLUST:PR:FREDERICI D.G.CO:PAL:ET ELIZABETHÆ PO.PR.IAC:MAG:BRITT:REG.FILIA VNA CUM SER°.PR.FREDERICO EORŪ FIL:PRIMOGENITO (=Portraits of the most illustrious Prince Frederick, by the grace of God, Count Palatine, and Elizabeth, daughter of the most potent Prince, James, King of Great Britain, together with their eldest son, the serene Prince Frederick) Armorial shields of the Count and Princess supported by two lions and with a crested helmet above; below, the Count’s motto: SVPERATA TELLVS SYDERA Donat (=the subdued earth bestows the heavens). Falkiner 9. MI I, p. 218, 69. Very rare, one of fifteen known examples, including some in lead. Nicely toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A very rare and impressive Medal of Maurice of Nassau
Lot 30
Netherlands, United Provinces. Maurice of Nassau, 1585-1625. Medal, an original cast (Silver, 68mm, 72.26 g 12), in honor of the Dutch victories over the Spanish off Peru and Brazil, by Jan van Bylaer, Utrecht, 1624. Mauritius D.G.Princeps Auriacae, Com: Nass: etc. Prov:confoe:Gub: Within a central circle, draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice of Nassau, three-quarter facing and turned slightly to the right, wearing ruff; below shoulder, signature, J.v.Bylaer.; around, wreath composed of the arms of the seven United Provinces (Geldern, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland, Westfriesland and Groningen) with two hands holding the seven arrows of the United Provinces above. Rev. Crowned arms of Orange-Nassau within Order of the Garter inscribed, HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE; around, wreath of two branches of laurel symbolizing the two victories; below, cartouche containing the motto of Maurice of Orange, Je Maintiendray.; in exergue, 16 CUM PRIVI 24. Betts 22. Milford Haven 511. M.I. p. 231, 91. Van Loon II, p. 155. Very rare, a bright, attractive and impressive medal with a fine portrait. A few minor marks in the fields and with hammer marks on the edges, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 31
France. Jacques Boiceau, ca. 1560-1633. Medal (Bronze, 71.3mm, 74 g 12), in honor of , by Abraham Dupré (1604-1647), 1624. IACQVES BOICEAV SR DE LA BARRAVDERIE Bearded bust of Boiceau to right, wearing ruff, embroidered doublet and cloak; below bust, AB.DVPRE.F.1624. Rev. NATVS.HVMI. POST.OPVS.ASTRA.PETO (=born of the earth I gain the sky after labor) Silk worms crawling over landscape with silk moths hovering above; behind, in distance, town. Jones 72. Pollard 653 = Kress 572. A very attractive contemporary cast with a lovely brown patina. Tiny contemporary piercing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 32
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Stadtholder, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 58mm, 51.57 g 12), on the capture of ‘s Hertogenbosch and Wesel by the prince’s army, uncertain mint and engraver, 1629. ORDD.CONFŒD.BELG.AVSP:PR.FRED.HENR.FORT. / SILVA_DVCIS / CAPTA. (=’s Hertogenbosch captured by the United Netherlands and by the bravery of Prince Frederik Hendrik) Prince Frederik, wearing full armor, on horse prancing to left before a view of ‘s Hertogenbosch with soldiers marching in the foreground. Rev. FACTVS EST YOVA REFVGIVM & ADIVTOR IN TEMPORE OPORTVNO 1629 (=God is our refuge and aid at the opportune moment) Plan of the fortress of Wesel at the meeting of the Rhine and the Lippe, with the fields filled with marching troops and windmills, and with ships on the river. Van Loon II, p. 178. A superb example, beautifully toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 33
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Stadtholder, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 60.5 g 12), on the capture of ‘s Hertogenbosch, Wesel and the fortresses protecting the Veluwe by the prince’s army, by an unknown engraver after J. van Looff, 1629. ORDD.CONFŒD.BELG.AVSP:PR.FRED.HENR.FORT. / SILVA_DVCIS / CAPTA (=‘s Hertogenbosch taken under the auspices of the United Provinces and by the bravery of Prince Frederik Hendrik) Prince Frederik, wearing full armor, on horse prancing to left before a view of ‘s Hertogenbosch with soldiers marching in the foreground. Rev. +VESALIA EXPVGNATA. / VELAVIA LIBERATA. / OPORTVNE VINDICAS CAVSA TVA DOMINE. (=Wesel taken, the Veluwe freed: you defend your cause, at the right time) Above, view of the city of Wesel; below, view of the Veluwe with the two fortresses abandoned by the Spanish; at the bottom, 16-29. Van Loon II, pp. 181-182, i. Rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Minor marks in the fields and on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 34
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Stadtholder, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 57mm, 26.89 g 12), on the capture of ‘s Hertogenbosch, Wesel and the fortresses protecting the Veluwe by the prince’s army, by an unknown engraver after J. van Looff, 1629. ORDD.CONFŒD.BELG.AVSP:PR.FRED.HENR.FORT. / SILVA_DVCIS / CAPTA (=‘s Hertogenbosch taken under the auspices of the United Provinces and by the bravery of Prince Frederik Hendrik) Prince Frederik, wearing full armor, on horse prancing to left before a view of ‘s Hertogenbosch with soldiers marching in the foreground. Rev. +VESALIA EXPVGNATA. / VELAVIA LIBERATA. / OPORTVNE VINDICAS CAVSA TVA DOMINE. (=Wesel taken, the Veluwe freed: you defend your cause, at the right time) Above, view of the city of Wesel; below, view of the Veluwe with the two fortresses abandoned by the Spanish; at the bottom, 16-29. Van Loon II, pp. 181-182, i. Rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Minor marks in the fields and with a smoothed edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
A very rare Medal of Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau
Lot 35
Netherlands, United Provinces. Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau, 1584-1647. Medal, an original cast (Silver, 67mm, 60.61 g 12), on the capture of Pernambuco, by Antonis Pietersz. van der Wilge, 1630. AVREA CONDET SAECVLA (=he has brought the age of gold) Bust of Frederick Henry, bare headed but wearing lace collar and cuirass, facing three-quarters to right within a cartouche, held by, on the left, Mars, in armor, holding Frederick’s arms and with armor at his feet, and Victory, on the right, holding a palm branch; both jointly hold a wreath over Frederick’s head; below, within a horizontal cartouche, S HERTOGENBOS /1629 above view of the city of s’Hertogenbosch; in exergue, .16.A.VD.WILGE.30. Rev. AVSPICIIS ADSIT VICTRIX CONCORDIA (=that harmonius victory be joined to supreme power) Name of Jehovah in clouds above two cherubs with trumpets holding a wreath over the crowned arms of the States-General, supported by Prudentia, on the left, holding a snake, and by Fortitudia, holding a column (their names are inscribed beneath); both hold wreaths attached to four cartouches bearing the views of four of Frederick Henry’s victories: from left, GROL / 1627, SILVERVLOT / 1628, FERNAMBVCO / 1630, and WESEL / 1629; in exergue, CVM PREVIL. Van Loon II, p. 190, i var. (the illustration lacks some reverse details). Very rare. An attractive and impressive medal. Fields polished long ago, and now bright, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
A very rare and beautifully toned Medal of Gustavus II Adolphus
Lot 36
Sweden. Gustavus II Adolphus, 1611–1632. Medal in the weight of 5 1/2 Thalers (Silver, 78mm, 159.34 g 12), minted by order of the Swedish government to commemorate the return of the King’s body to Stockholm, by Sebastian Dadler in Danzig (Gdansk), 1634. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS MAGNUS DEI GRATIA SUECOR:GOTHOR:ET VANDALOR:REX AUGUSTUS At the center, the armored and crowned body of Gustavus Adophus lying in state at the battlefield of Lützen; behind, scene of the battle with the victorious Swedes driving the enemy before them to left, and with an angel accompanying them, bearing a sword with VEL MORTUUM FUGIUNT (=even they flee death); above, Hebrew name of Jehovah in a halo of rays and many angels in clouds; at the center, two angels carry the soul of the king to heaven, EUGE SERVE FIDELIS (=well done faithful servant). In the exergue, NATUS 9 DEC:ANNO 1594 / GLORIOSE MORTUUS 6 / NOU:ANO 1632. Rev. DUX GLORIOS PRINC PIUS HEROS INVICT VICTOR INCOMPARAB TRUMPH FELIX & GERM LIBERATOR A 1634 (=Glorious leader, pious prince, invincible hero, incomparable victor, happily triumphant and liberator of Germany. In the year 1634) Gustavus, wearing armor and holding a Bible and a sword, riding in a chariot drawn by three winged horses over the Hydra of Discord; to left, Faith, holding a Bible topped by a flaming heart and, to right, Courage, holding a column, both crowning the king with a laurel wreath; on the chariot wheel, signature SD; above, ET VITA ET MORTE / TRIUMPHO (=I triumph in both life and death). Hildebrand I, p. 192, 188. Maué 35. Wiecek 89. Very rare. A beautifully toned and beautifully preserved example of heavy weight. A few very minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
A rare and beautifully toned Medal on the capture of Breda
Lot 37
Netherlands, United Provinces. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 69mm, 94.93 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.Looff / 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. Rare. Beautifully toned and very attractive. Some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A rare and well-struck Medal on the destruction of the Spanish fleet
Lot 38
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 63mm, 91.26 g 12), on the destruction of the Spanish fleet by the Dutch off Dover, by Jan van Looff in Middelburg, 1639. Scene of a massive sea battle; in the far background, castle on cliffs. Rev. Æternitati S. / Ob Hisp. classē. navib. / 67 spectatis belli ducib’. naucl. / milit. 25m ōniq’ apparatu instructiss. / illustr. Pr.Hen. Fred. ausp. a Martino / Trompio Hollandiæ maris p.fect. 16 / Sept. 1639 navib.tantū. 17 aggressam, / & seq. die circ. noct. iterum oppugnatā / alteroq’ die 11 navib. auctô, dissipatam / ac sub Angl. littor. castella cedere / coactā, ibiq’ per mensē obsessam, / tantemq’ à Reg. decedere iussā / 21 Octb. magnâ virt. deletā / Ordd. Fœd. Belg. F.F. / I. Looff, f. (=Consecrated to Eternity. The Confederate States of Holland have struck [this medal] because the Spanish fleet of 67 ships, furnished with remarable generals, pilots, 25,000 soldiers, and all munitions, was, under the auspices of Prince Hendrik Frederik, attacked by Martin Tromp, Admiral of Holland, on 16 September 1639, with only 17 ships, and on the following day around dusk again attacked, and on the third day his force being increased by 11 ships, put to flight and obliged to take refuge under the castles of England; there after being blockaded for a month, and at length ordered by the King to depart on 21 October, was destroyed with great valor.) All within a wreath of flowers. Eimer 135. MI I, p. 284, 95. Van Loon II. pp. 245-246, i. Rare, and elegant; a very well-struck and very attractively toned piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A very rare Wedding Medal from Amsterdam
Lot 39
Netherlands, North Holland - The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Circa 1640. Wedding Medal (Silver, parcel-gilt, 67mm, 42.17 g 12), finely cast in imitation of engraving, with a broad raised rim. Settet mij gelijek enen segel op uwe herte ende gelijck eenen segel op uwen arme: want de liefde is sterck gelijck de doot ende yuer is vast gelijck de helle. Cantica 8 6 (=Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death, jealousy as hard as hell. Canticle [Song of Solomon] 8.6) Scene of the Spiritual Marriage: Christ, treading on Death and holding a long cross in his lefthand, clasping hands with Faith, holding a chalice in her left hand and crowned by an angel; to left, Charity and Hope; above, Hebrew name of Jehovah in rays; to right, a group of biblical characters, including Moses holding the Tablets of the Law; around, a decorative band inlaid in niello. Rev. *huijs ende goet erven de ouders, maer een vernuflich wijf comt van den heere. pro 19 Een vrint comt totten anderen in der noot, maer de man ende wijf veel meer. ecl 5 (=House and riches are inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19 / A friend and companion never meet amiss; but above both is a wife with her husband. Ecclesiasticus 40.23) Within a large church, a young couple clasp hands in marriage before an elderly priest; behind, various onlookers; below, blank cartouche; around, a decorative band inlaid in niello. Frederiks 163 (this piece). Metropolitan Museum of Art 60.24. A very attractive and very rare medal. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 40
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver-plated copper, 46mm, 35.48 g 6), anonymous marriage medal, by an unknown artist, c. 1640s-1650s. Hout daer Jonckurou daer is myn frou en anders geen want ick ..... hert en Zin naest Godt alleen Man and woman standing, facing each other, clasping their right hands together and with their heads joined by a mystical wreath; above, dove in rays between cherubs; below, between the couple, cupid shooting an arrow at the young woman; below cupid, a mole moving to right. Rev. Godt door syn wet heest in geset het Soete Paeren op Canans feest is hÿ gewees in Echtes vergaeren Scene of the Marriage at Cana, with the bride and groom at the center and Christ at the right. Cf. Frederiks III, pl. 233, 281 var. Rare. Of a rather charming provincial style. Worn surfaces with some of the silver plating worn away, leaving areas of shining red copper, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1480 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Lot 41
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal, cast (Silver, gilt, 66mm, 50.89 g 12), on the death of Simon Episcopius (1583-1643) in Amsterdam on 4 April 1643, 1643. DE HELDERE SVYVERE NAACKTE WAARHEIT. EN GHVLDE VRYHEYT (=the striking, pure and naked truth, and the precious liberty...) On the left, Virtue, nude, standing facing, her right foot on a globe, holding the sun in her right hand and an open book and palm branch with her left; on the right, Liberty, standing facing, holding a lance topped by a liberty cap. Rev. KRACHTICH’V.DEDICHT’MET.LEER.EN.LEV.DOOR.M.SIM.EPIS.EERTYTS. PROF.DER.H.THEOL.TOT.LEYD’ (=were strongly defended by the teaching and conduct of M. Simon Episcopius, once professor of holy theology at Leiden) Engraved in twelve lines: DESEN PENNINGH / DOOR DE ERFGENAMEN / VAN WYLEN. Mr SIMON / EPISCOPIVS. VEREERT TOT / GEDACHTENIS AEN DIE GENEN / DIE SYN E. IN SYN SIECKTE BE / DIENT EN NAE SYN OVERLYDEN / GEDRAGEN HEBBEN IS SOETELYCK / IN DEN Hr ONTSLAPEN DEN 4.EN / APRIL 1643 SMORGENS / ONTRENT 10 UREN TOT / AMSTERDAM. (=the heirs of Mr Simon Episcopius have presented this medal as a memento to those who assisted His Reverence during his illness, and who bore him after his death. He went to sleep tranquilly with God on 4 April 1643, at around 10 in the morning in Amsterdam). Bemolt 56. Hofstee 32. KPK 677. Van Loon II, pp. 261-262. A lovely original cast, with the original gilding. As usual, the fields were polished prior to the contemporary gilding, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A beautiful Medal on the capture of the Sas of Ghent together with a hand drawn plan
Lot 42
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Stadtholder, 1625-1647. Medal (Silver, 60mm, 63.09 g 12), on Frederik Hendrik’s capture of the Sas of Ghent; with an original contemporary hand drawn plan of the Sas (sheet of paper 300x226 mm, plan 170x240 mm), by J. Looff, 1644. Panoramic view of the fortress and the area around it Rev. : *CONCORDIA*RES*PARVAE*CRESCUNT*DISCORDIA*MAXIMÆ* DILABUNTUR* (=concord reinforces weak states, while discord ruins the more powerful) In twelve lines: A°.Flandriæ / Hiſpanicæ fatali, cum / Grevelinga à Gallis terrâ / Mari verò claſſ nav. à fed. Belg. / Ordd. clauderentur; illut. Princ. / Henri-Fred. Xxvii Iul M.DC.XLIV / foſſā Gandenf. noctu ſuis.nando / ptergreſſ.Flandriæ. fortiſſ. / caſtrū (q’tSas dr) intravi hebd / Hiſpanis oia fruſtra / Obnitentib’cepit. / I.L.f (=in that fatal year for Spanish Flanders, when Gravelines was being tightly besieged by the French on land and the Dutch fleet by sea, the illustrious Prince Frederik Hendrik, having his troops swim across the Ghent canal on the night of 27 July 1644, took, in just six weeks, the greatest strongpoint in Flanders, known as the Sas, despite all the best efforts of the Spanish. Made by J. Looff). Van Loon II, pp. 270-271. A bright, lightly toned, very well-struck example. Sold with a very rare contemporary map of the Sas. Very minor marks on the medal, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
A very rare Plaquettepenning from The Hague
Lot 43
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. The Hague. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 73mm, 66.19 g), in honor of Cornelia van Wouw’s founding of the almshouses, “Hof van Wouw,” in 1647, by an unknown artist, c. 1647. View of the almshouses around a walled central courtyard; in the foreground, to left, woman carrying a load on her head with, at her side, a child and, to right, herdsman with two cows. Rev. Swan, with crown around its neck, standing left, within a wreath of palm leaves tied at the bottom; above CVW (=Cornelia van Wouw). Teyler p. 32 and pl. XXIV = TMNK 00522. Very rare. Toned, made in high relief, and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 44
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 59mm, 58.68 g 12), on the Treaty of Münster and the Peace of Westphalia, by J. Blum in Bremen, 1648. ET JUNCTI CURRUM DOMINÆ SUBIERE LEONES / PAX - HISPANO - BATAVA (=the united lions pull the chariot of their mistress; Peace between Spain and Batavia) Pax, radiate, holding the staff of Mercury and a horn of plenty, driving chariot, drawn by the lions of Spain and the Dutch Republic, to the right, over scattered arms; in exergue, NUNC PAX AMBOROM / SUPER ARMA ABJECTA / TRIUMPHAT / blúm a brem (=Peace now marches in triumph over discarded arms). Rev. Before a view of Amsterdam, on a banner supported by three putti - the one on the right holding a palm branch and the one on the left an olive branch - , inscription in eight lines: Pacis Felicitas / ad Utrumq Solem, / Utrumq Oceanum, / Terra mariq Parta, / Perpetuæ Tranquil - / litatis Publicæ / Spe et Voto / Anno M.D.C.xlviii. (=Happy Peace, from East to West, Ocean to Ocean, and on land and sea, with the hope and desire for a tranquility both universal and durable); in exergue, Amstelodami. Deth./Ord. 25. Jungk 20. PiN 99. Van Loon II, pp. 301-303, iv. Rare. Toned, with the usual die break across the reverse. Some minor marks and with edge filing, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 45
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 53mm, 31.34 g 12), reward medal presented to the militia by the City Council in recognition of their bravery in defending the city from Willem II’s attack in 1650, 1652. + 1650 Den 30 Juli heeft Prinse volck de Stadt berent van Amsterdam en sijn Augusti 4 daer afghewent Crowned shield, bearing the arms of Amsterdam, supported by two lions; below, fallen warrior. Rev. + Missie Loosheyd kan het Scheep-ryck y niet Schaen - Zoo Lang er Hectors zyn die voor de Vrijheid staen. Hector, wearing armor, on horseback to left; below, on scroll, Van Hectors vaan het eerste Rot / is uyt ghedeelt dit silver lot 1652 III May. TMNK 00572. Very rare. Attractive and interesting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 46
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Engagement Medal (Silver, 72mm, 49.97 g 1), cast with an engraved inscription on the reverse, by an unknown artist, in the style of Hans Jamnitzer, and sometimes attributed to Paulus van Vianen, c. 1650. Scene of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac: on the right, Isaac, bound, kneeling to right on a pile of wood with a vessel filled with burning incense to right; behind him, Abraham standing facing, turned slightly to left, holding Isaac’s head with his left hand and a saber in his upraised right, and tuning his head upwards towards an angel, in clouds, motioning Abraham to desist; around, wooded area with trees and bushes, and with, to right, a ram caught in a thicket and, to left, a donkey between two boys. Rev. KATRINA.IS.MŸN / NAEM.EN.TIETEL.IS.WEL= / VAEREN.DIET.GEF.ICK.V.MŸN / LIEF.OP.DAT.WŸ.T.SAMEN.PARE= / EN.T.SAMEN.WOORDEN.EEN.DOOR / GOODES.SEGEN.VOOL.DIT.GVNT / ONS.GODT.DE.HEER.MŸN.LIEF.HEN= / DERICKVS.KROOL.GEHORSAEMT= / DAN.V.GODT.ALS.ABRAHAM.HE= / EFT.GEDAEN.SOOSVLT.GŸ / DEBELOOFTE.VANDEN / HEER.ONT.FAEN= (=Katrina is my first name, Welvaeren is my last, which I will give up for love so that we can live together with God’s blessing, for all of this granted by God I will obey my love Hendrick Krool, then like Abraham, you will receive what the Lord has promised). Bemolt 81 (this piece). Cf. Weber 278 (the prototype of the obverse, by Jamnitzer or an artist in his circle) and 279 (a Dutch version, ascribed to Paulus van Vianen). Unique. Has been holed and very carefully plugged, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 47
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Circular Medal Container (Silver, 76mm, 78.03 g), a circular, two part box for holding a medal: when closed it is 9mm thick. The top, which is a total of 4mm thick, slides onto the bottom, 9 mm thick, forming the closed box. The bottom contains considerable remains of an original black cloth lining, while the top lining is mostly detached and fragmentary. The exterior surfaces of both the top and bottom are lightly decorated with lathe-turned concentric circles, unmarked, but mid 17th century. An interesting and intriguing example of the kind of box that was used to present and store medals during the Dutch Golden Age. Minor marks and other signs of age, but heavily toned - an over-all pleasing object, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 48
Germany, Danzig or Hamburg. Medal (Silver, 53mm, 45.83 g 12), as a commemorative present for a couple engaged to be married, by either J. Blum or S. Dadler, but unsigned, undated but c. 1650. EINE KLUCK HENNE LIBET IHRE KUCHLEIN SEHR Hen seated on the ground to left, surrounded by her chicks; to left and right, palm tree. Rev. ICH LIEBE MEINE LIEBSTE NOCH VIEL MEHR Table with fruits and two doves; behind, a loving couple kissing each other; border of drapery. Antoine-Feill (J. Hamburger 1908), 4484. Holler (Kress 115, 1960), 4038. A very attractive and lustrous piece with a lovely patina. Of unusually fine quality. A few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 49
Germany, Hamburg. Double Schautaler or marriage taler (Silver, 61mm, 57.8 g 12), undated but mid 17th century. WAS GOT ZUSAMMEN FVGET.DAS SOL KEIN MENSCH SCHEIDEN Christ, nimbate and raising His right hand in blessing, standing between a groom, on His right and a bride, on His left. Rev. IESUS CHRISTUS MACHET WASSER Z WEIN IN CANA GALI IO:II Scene of the banquet at Cana: on the left, Christ and Maria seated at the banquet table with the bride and groom, at the center; on the right, the sommelier raises a goblet to toast the company; in the foreground, before the table, a group of wine amphorae. Gaedechens II, p. 144. Toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
A splendid Plaquettepenning on the death of Admiral Tromp
Lot 50
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 73mm, 70.26 g 12), on the death of Admiral Maarten Tromp (1597-1653), by Wouter Muller, 1653. Myn hert en handt was voor het landt (=my heart and hand were for my country) Three-quarter bust of Tromp turned slightly to the right, wearing badge of the Order of St. Michael; above, two putti with trumpets; around, two laurel branches and a wreath formed of military accouterments. Rev. Waarom doet muller Tromp door kunst van goudt en silver leeven: om dat hy d’yser eew door krygsdeugd heeft verdreven den 10 aug 1653 (=Why does the art of Muller make Tromp live in gold and silver? Because he chased out the age of iron by military honor of 10 August 1653) Naval battle with ship sinking in the foreground. M.I. I, 404, no 35 and pl. XXXVI, 6. TMNK 00594-00595. Van Loon II, p. 364, 3. An attractive and impressive medal in high relief. Bright, with fields typically polished long ago, and with a graffito 129591 scratched into the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
A wonderful and perfectly struck piece
Lot 51
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 68mm, 115.64 g 12), on the death of Admiral Maarten Tromp (1597-1653), by Jurriaen Pool, Amsterdam, 1653. MARTEN.HARPERTS(retrograde)EN.TROMP.RIDDER Bare-headed and draped facing bust of Tromp; below arm truncation, .I.POOL. Rev. LIEVTENANT . ADMIRAAL . VAN . HOLLAND . VOOR . HET . VAADERLAND . GESNEVVELT DEN . 10 AVGVSTI . ANNO . 1653 (=Lieutenant-Admiral of Holland, died for the Fatherland, 10 August 1653) Scene of the naval battle of Scheveningen. TMNK 00593. Van Loon II, pp. 364-365, ii. A wonderful, perfectly struck piece, beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 52
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Willem III, Prince of Orange, 1650-1702. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 65mm, 49.72 g 12), on the education of Willem III, by P. van Abeele, 1654. AN - 1654 / WILHELMVS III D.G / PRINC.ARAVS.ETC Draped bust of the five-year old Willem III facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing a lace cap and an elaborate feathered cap; around, orange wreath; in field to left, partially in monogram form, PVA.F. (=Pieter van Abeele fecit). Rev. TIME DEVM (=fear God) On the left, the child Willem III, wearing a laurel wreath and classical robes, standing right, holding a baton and looking upwards toward the Hebrew name of Jehovah within the rays of the sun; before him to right, Minerva, in armor and robes, holding a shield and lance with her left hand and pointing upwards to the name of Jehovah with her right; at her feet, owl with spread wings; to right, PV.AB.F.; around, laurel wreath; in the background, city view; on the edge above Willem’s head, Abeele’s silversmith’s mark. Frederiks 1e/2c. TMNK 00617. Van Loon II, p. 376, i. A really splendid example, beautifully toned and extremely attractive. Fields lightly polished long ago, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
A very rare and impressive Plaquettepenning on Hendrik van Brederode
Lot 53
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 79mm, 91.04 g 12), on Hendrik van Brederode and the petition for relief delivered by the nobles to Margaret of Parma on 5 April 1566, by an unknown artist in the circle of P. van Abeele, c. 1654-1658, the third quarter of the 17th century, or as late as c. 1700. HENRIC XXI BREDEROD. DOMINUS. NAT. 1531. OB. 1568. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Brederode facing, turned slightly to right and wearing a ruff. Rev. QUI. VULT. AMARI. LANGUIDA. REGNET. MANU. / CCCC NOB. SUPPLICES - MDLXVI- D. 5 APRIL (=he that will be beloved let him rule with a courteous hand - 400 noble petitioners 5 April 1566) Scene of Hendrik van Brederode handing Margaret of Parma the petition from 400 nobles. TMNK 00180. Van Loon I, p. 79. Very rare. An impressive medal in high relief. Bright, and with lightly polished fields, done long ago, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
A particularly impressive Plaquettepenning of William the Silent
Lot 54
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Willem III, Prince of Orange, 1650-1702. Medal (Silver, 61.5mm, 58.55 g 12), on the election of Willem II as Stadtholder of Overijssel, by Jurriaan Pool in Amsterdam, 1655. WILHELMVS III.D.G. PRINCEPS ARAVS.ETC Draped bust of the five-year old Willem III facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing a lace cap and an elaborate feathered cap; around, orange wreath; below, Nat.14.Nov.1650. Rev. Phoenix arising from the ashes; to left, rising sun; in exergue, Jeuriaen Pool fecit Amsteld / Anno 1655. TMNK 00621. Van Loon II, pp. 376-377, ii. A lovely toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 55
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 81mm, 95.82 g 12), in commemoration of William the Silent and the four great Dutch admirals, by Wouter Muller, 1655. DIE OVDEN WILLEM, VORST VAN NASSAV EN ORANGIEN, DIE WAS DER STAATEN ARM, EN GESSELROE VAN SPANIEN (=Old William, Prince of Nassau and Orange, he was the arm of the state, and the plague to the Spanish) Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of William facing, turned slightly to the right; fields very carefully stippled. Rev. RIDDER MARTEN HARPERTSEN TROMP, PIETER PIETERSEN HEYN, IACOB HEEMSKERCK, IAN VAN GALEN The four Dutch admirals, Tromp, Heyn, Heemskerck and van Galen, seated around a table within a columned hall; within the intercolumniations, four swords. Frederiks 5/5b. TMNK 00620. Van Loon II, p. 360. A particularly impressive and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 56
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 78mm, 64.47 g 12), marriage medal, Amsterdam, P. van Abeele, c. 1655-1657. Oprechte Liefde Tusschen Man En Vrouw.Duurt Eewiglijk Wel Zalig Is De Trouw. Caritas seated facing, giving her breast to an infant seated on her lap and caressed by a nude child standing left; on her left, another infant holds a perch on which is tied a dove that flies toward the rays of the sun, above Caritas’ head; around, wreath of flowers. Rev. Het Huwelijck Is Goddelijck Van Aart.Wanneer men Tsaam Yut Reine Liefde Paart At center, dove, flying downwards with olive branch in its beak, between richly dressed woman, on left, and man, on right, facing each other and clasping their right hands together; all within wreath of fruits. Frederiks 32, 32a (figs. 51-52). Northumberland II, 425. An attractive medal. With contemporary polishing to remove casting faults, and bright, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1320 CHF
Estimate: 1650 CHF
Lot 57
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 75mm, 82.49 g 12), marriage medal, by P. van Abeele, c. 1655-1657, but possibly a reissue by Cornelis Coutrier, c. 1730. De Eendracht Van Het Huwelyck Baart Winst Van d’Aart En ’t Hemelryck (=the concord of this marriage reveals the winnings of nature and the kingdom of heaven) Figure of Prosperity seated facing, her legs turned slightly to the left, wearing a wreath of flowers, and holding a platter with a pomegranate in her right hand and a branch of oak and olive in her left; to left, urn containing an aloe plant; to right, full cornucopiae with, on its end, a bird standing left, looking at the branch held by Prosperity. Rev. Daar Twee Trouw Harten Syn In Een Sietmen De Haat En Twist Vertreen (=there two true hearts in marriage drive out hate and envy) A young couple seated facing, in classical dress, their heads turned toward each other; around both of their necks, chain with a large heart pendant; to right, vineyard; trampled beneath their feet, snakes. Frederiks 35/35a. Rijksmuseum NG-NM-4660. TMNK 00590. An attractive, lightly toned example of excellent quality. Usual blow-hole on the edge. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
A wonderful Medal on the building of the Haarlem-Leiden Canal
Lot 58
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 62mm, 78.46 g 12), on the building of the Haarlem–Leiden Canal, Amsterdam, by P. van Abeele junior, 1659. VICIT VIM VIRTVS / + Ao 1656 . 26 . 7br . IS DE TRECKVAART VAN HAERLEM OP LEIDEN BEGONNEN . 1657 . Po . 9br . D . EERSTE SCHVIT GEVAREN (=Valor wins over force. The canal from Haarlem to Leiden was begun on 26 September 1656, and the first boat was able to travel on 1 November 1657) Canal boat drawn to right by a horseman; behind, view of Haarlem; below, oval shield bearing the arms of Haarlem with two lion supporters and with banners and weaponry around. Rev. In eleven lines: MEMORIAM . / Viae . munitae . et Fossae . / actae . ad . lintres . equo . / trahendos . in . usum . publicu- / et . commodum . viantium . opus . / ducentibus . Hug . et . Io . Steiniis / exigentibus . publice . IV viris . / Cor . Guldewagio . G . Fabritio . / M. Steinio . F . Wouterio . / hunc . nummum percussere / Consules . anni . 1659 (=As a memorial of a road made and a canal dug to be used for barges drawn by horses, all for public use and for the convenience of voyagers. The work was commenced by Hugo and Jan Stein, and directed by the four magistrates C. Guldewagen, G. Fabritius, M. Steyn, F. Wouters. The burgermeisters of the year 1659 had this medal struck). Around, oak wreath bearing the names and arms of the four burgermeisters of 1659: J. Loo, C. Guldewagen, M. Steyn and J. Druyvesteyn. TMNK 00636. Van Loon II, pp. 407-408. A particularly attractive and well-struck piece. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
A very rare and wonderful Medal on the recovery of the sunken treasure
Lot 59
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Zeeland. Medal (Silver, 70mm, 117.19 g 12), on the recovery of a sunken treasure near West-Kapelle by a team led by Marseilis van der Goes, by an unknown engraver, 1660. SOLI DEO HONOR M. V. GOES ET GLORIA (=Marcel van der Goes gives honor and glory solely to God) Two salvage boats on either side of a wrecked ship; on board the boats, crewmen using a special apparatus to raise up items within the wreck; behind view of the city of West-Kapelle. Rev. Inscription of 14 lines: In memoriam rei / Quâ arte admirandâ / priorumq/3 faeculorum cogitata / fuperante, prope Valacros in ple / no ac aeftuanti mari, fub aufpiciis / Senatus Zelandici ac procuranti / Marcel. Goefio e navi submersâ ac / disruptâ profundumq/3 fub arenis la= / titante immenfa argenti, tum rudis / tum signati, vis, gemme plures, ac / tormenta bellica, fubducta, ser= / vata ac veteribus dominis / ex jure reftituta funt / 1660 (=a memorial of how, by an admirable art, surpassing the inventions of past centuries, under the auspices of the Deputy Councillors of Zeeland and under the direction of Marcellus van der Goes, a great quantity of coined and bullion silver, many precious stones and many cannon were raised up near Walcheren, from a vessel lost, destroyed and sunk in the sands, and then returned to their proper owners); all within an olive wreath entwined with the names and arms of the eight directors of the project. TMNK 00681. Van Loon II, pp. 458-460. A nicely toned and very rare medal. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 60
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 70mm, 78.43 g 12), on Charles II’s departure from Scheveningen, by P. van Abeele, 1660. CAROLUS.II.D:G.MAGNÆ.BRIT.FRA.ET.HIB.REX Facing bust of Charles II. 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: Die 2 do Jun:Ao 1660 Schevelinga Angliam versus-tetendit Regia Majestas (=his majesty left Scheveling for his English realm on 2 June 1660). Eimer 210. Frederiks 16/16b variant. MI I, pp. 455-6, 44-46 variant. Van Loon II, pp. 462-463, II variant. A particularly attractive, and extremely rare, example, nicely toned and with a dramatic portrait of Charles II. Usual blow-hole on the edge. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
The only medallic portrait of Henry Stuart
Lot 61
Great Britain. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 66mm, 58.53 g 12), in memory of two of the children of Charles I, Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester (1640-1660) and Mary Henrietta, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631-1660), Amsterdam, by P. van Abeele, c. 1660. HINDRYHKVS.HARTOG.VAN.GLOCESTER Draped bust of Henry, three-quarters facing to left, with long hair and a lace collar; the fields decorated with roses and thistles. Rev. MARIA.D.G.PRINCEPS M.BRIT.AVRANT.DOTARIA.ETC (=Mary, by God’s Grace Princess of England, dowager of Orange, etc.) Draped bust of Princess Mary to left, her hair elaborately coifed and bound with pearls, wearing a pearl necklace and a drop earring; the fields decorated with roses and thistles; to right, traces of an apparently erased signature, ABEELE.F. Frederiks 2/2d and 17/17a. MI, Appendix 1, pl. CLXXXII, 10. Extremely rare. A superb toned example of great beauty. Usual blow-hole on the edge. Very minor edge bang on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 62
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 62x54mm, 44.43 g 12), Memento mori for Geetrudis Teresa van Hulten, died 20 May 1663, by Wouter Muller (?), 1663. Laureate skull with winged hourglass on top; in jaws, cartouche, supported by two putti, containing De Doot is een inganck ten leven (=death is the entrance to life); above, on a long ribbon, Salich sijn de Dooden die in den Heere stervē Want sij Riisten van harē Arbeijt (=blessed are the dead who believe in the Lord for they will rest from their labor). Rev. Oval cartouche, resting on a skull at bottom and suported by a skeleton at the top, holding a torch and a scythe, and by two putti; engraved on the cartouche, Geertrudis / Teresa / van / Hulten / Obit / 20 Maÿo / 1663. Frederiks 19a. An impressive and attractive piece, nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1650 CHF
A lovely Plaquettepenning on the death of Admiral Cornelius Evertsen
Lot 63
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 76mm, 99.75 g 12), on the death of Admiral Cornelius Evertsen, (1610-1666) in the Four Days’ Battle, by W. Muller, 1666. HEER EVERTS, MET TRIOMF, OP ‚T BED VAN EER GESNEEFT, ALDUS IN ‚T SILVER DOOR DE KUNST VAN MULLER LEEFT A° 1666 den 11 Junii (=Evertsen, dead in triumph on the field of honor, yet lives in silver through the art of Muller, 14 June 1666) Bare-headed facing bust of Admiral Evertsen with armament at his shoulders; to left and right, two putti crowning him with a wreath and holding a ribbon inscribed CORN.EVERTSEN ADMIRAAL V. ZEEL. Rev. HIER STRYCKT HET BRITISCH GEWELT VOOR NEDERLAND DE VLAGH – SE ZEE HEEFT NOIT GEWAEGHT VAN ZULK EEN SWAEREN SLAGH (=Here the English strike their flag to the Dutch. Never did the sea resound with such a tremendous conflict) Scene of a sea battle with a sinking ship in the foreground. Frederiks 10a/8a. MI I, pp. 523-4, 171. TMNK 00725. Van Loon II, p. 529, vii. Lightly toned and in impressively high relief. With the usual blow-hole on the edge. Some scratches and marks on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Very rare and among the finest known examples
Lot 64
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 71mm, 122.24 g 12), on the Peace of Breda, Amsterdam, by Christoffel Adolfzoon, 1667. MITIS ET FORTIS (mild and firm) Hollandia, helmeted and partially armored, standing facing between a lamb and a lion, her left foot treading on the figure of Discord, a semi-nude gorgon-headed old woman, lying before her; behind her on her right, Dutch warships sailing to left; on her left, British warships burning; behind, the palace at Breda; in exergue, PROCUL.HINC.MALA.BESTIA / REGNIS! (=go away from these states, you vicious beast!) IUN: 22. / 1667.C.A. Rev. Pax standing facing; above, hand of God emerging from the clouds holding the shields of England and the Netherlands, and, long ribbon inscribed IRATO BELLUM PLACATO NUMINE PAX EST (=war from an angry divinity, peace from one appeased); below, REDIIT.CONCORDIAE.MATER / BREDAE (=Mother Concord has returned at Breda) and IUL.31 .Ao.1667. On edge: NUMISMA.POSTERITATI.SACRUM.BELGA.BRITANNOQUE RECONCILIATIS,CUM.PRIVIL:ORDIN:HOLLAND:ET:WEST (=A medal consecrated to posterity on the occasion of the Peace between the United Provinces and Great Britain. With the permission of the States of Holland and West Friesland). MI I, pp. 528-529, 176. PiN 257. Scher, The Proud Republic, 38. TMNK 00740. Van Loon II, pp. 534-536, I. A very rare piece, boldly struck in high relief and nicely toned. A few very minor marks and an inconspicuous die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 65
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 47.5mm, 47.06 g 12), marriage medal for a member of the Beyerman family of Rotterdam, by Christoffel Adolphi, undated but c. 1667. PRÆSIDE COELESTI HALITU LUCEQUE BEATUM (=Happiness with the protection of the light and spirit of heaven) Under the name of Jehovah (in Hebrew) within rays, the standing figures of the Bride and Groom facing each other; between them, engraved and filled with niello, arms of the Beyerman family; in exergue, C A. Rev. Bar-Chus amygdalinis Lyfæ fit amabilis ulnis. Pace et Amore duo concrescunt in unum (=Bitter wine turns sweet in the arms of Lysea. By peace and love two hearts grow together) Two Turtledoves cooing together in a bower of roses and grape vines, all entwined with olive wreaths. Bemolt Type B5. JMP 65-66, blz. 112. A splendidly struck, sharp, lightly toned and fresh piece. Of especial interest thanks to the added engraving. Some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
A very rare and beautifully toned box Medal
Lot 66
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Box Medal (Silver, 77mm, 94.88 g), in commemoration of 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, made c. 1669, from a plaquettepenning originally made 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. TMNK 00765 (box). Van Loon I, p. 250. Very rare as a box medal. Attractive and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Rare and of great historical importance
Lot 67
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 72mm, 105.40 g 12), on the lynching of the De Witt brothers in the Hague, by P. Aury (1622-?), 1672. IOHANNES DE WITT NAT A 1625 CORNELIVS DE WITT NAT A 1623 Busts of the De Witt brothers facing each other; on the left, armored bust of Cornelius facing right; on the right, civil bust of Johannes facing left; below the busts, AVRY - FEC; on ribbon floating below busts, HIC ARMIS MAXIMVS ILLE TOGA (=one was great in war, the other in peace); behind the head of Johannes, INTEGER VITAE (=irreproachable in his conduct); behind the head of Cornelius, SCELERIS-QVE PVRVS (=free from crime). Rev. NUNC REDEUNT ANIMIS INGENTIA CONSULIS ACTA ET FORMIDATI SCEPTRIS ORACLA MINISTRI (=Now we recall the character of the great deeds of our burgomaster; and the speeches of our minister of state made kingdoms tremble) The De Witt brothers, heroically nude, attacked and killed by a many-bodied monster composed of savage animals (bear, bull, boar, unicorn, lion, tiger and horse); below left, AVRY.F; around, wreath entwined with a ribbon inscribed, MENS ACTIAT MOLEM ET MAGNO SE CORPORE MISCET (=Virgil, Aeneid 6, 724 one primal Mind, immingled with the vast and general frame, fills every part); in exergue, NOBILE PAR FRATRVM SAEVO / FVROR ORE TRVCIDAT. / XX AVGVSTI. (=This noble pair of brothers was put to death by an inhuman frenzy, 20 August 1672), with the year as a chronogram. Scher, The Proud Republic, 39. TMNK 00798. Van Loon III, pp. 81-82. Rare and of great historical importance. Beautifully toned and extremely attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 68
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 47mm, 43.18 g 12), on the murder of the De Witt brothers, 1672. ILLVSTRISSIMI.FRATRES.IOHAN:ET.CORNEL:DE.WIT Jugate busts of the De Witt brothers to right. Rev. VNA MENTE ET SORTE (=the same spirit and the same fate) In stormy seas, two sailing ships being driven into a rocky cliff; on edge, *NAVEMQUE VIROSQUE SUB OEQUORE MERSIT*HAGAE.20.AUG.A’O.1672 (=at the Hague on 20 August 1672 the ships and men sink beneath the surface). Cf. TMNK 00803/00804 (but differing edge inscription). Cf. Van Loon III, p. 81-84, iv. Lightly toned and attractive. Very minor edge faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 69
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 48mm, 41.33 g 12), on the murder of the De Witt brothers, 1672. ILLVSTRISSIMI.FRATRES.IOHAN:ET.CORNEL:DE.WIT Jugate busts of the De Witt brothers to right. On the edge: (rosette) VIOLENTA MORTE DELETI. HAGÆ. COMITIS. 20 AVG: A'O . 1672 (=violently done to death in the Hague, 20 August 1672). Rev. Within a wreath, inscription of eight lines: Twee Witten, eensgezint, / Gevloeckt, ghehaet, gemint- / Ten spiegel van de Grooten - / Verheven en verstooten, / In alles Lotgemeen, / Staen naer hun doot bijeen / Ghelijck zij hier nae't leven / Zoo konstig zijn gedreven. (=The two de Witts are shown here as they were: they were equally cursed, hated, loved, raised up, and hurled down, and they served as an example to the high and mighty. Animated with the same spirit, they suffered the same fate). TMNK 09275. Van Loon III, pp. 81-84, iii. A lovely toned example. Some minor edge faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
A rare and beautifully toned Halftaler Klippe from Deventer
Lot 70
NETHERLANDS, Deventer. Halftaler Klippe (Silver, 28x28mm, 13.99 g), uniface emergency money for use during the siege by the Prince-Bishop of Münster, 1672. Two stamps: crowned eagle within a circular indent; and, within a rectangular indent, A•1672. Rev. Blank. Delm. 697. Maillet pl, 37, 14. Van Loon III, p. 58, 2. A remarkably attractive, rare and beautifully toned example. Very minor flan crack and, on the reverse, old ink number 15, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 71
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 56mm, 36.96 g 12), on the siege of Groningen, by. M.H.S, 1672. View of the besieged city of Groningen with bombs soaring above and the besieging troops and their fortifications below; above, tiny collector’s mark in the form of a monogram of HL. Rev. SIT SUMMA GLORIA DEO, NEC NON HONOS DOIS, CIVIB, MILITIÆ (=Let the greatest glory be to God, but also honor to the magistrates, citizens and the army) Inscription of ten lines: ANNO / CIƆ IƆ CLXXII / GRONINGA / AB EPISC. COLON.ET / MONAST.IX IUL. / FORTITER OBSESSA / DURITER OPPUGNATA / XVII AUG. TURPITER DESERTA / M.H.S. (=in 1672 Groningen was strongly besieged and furiously attacked on 9 July by the bishops of Cologne and Münster, who abandoned the siege in shame on 17 August). TMNK 00814. Van Loon III, p. 94, iv. Weiller 36. A splendid toned example. Tiny countermark on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 72
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 54mm, 32.35 g 12), on the siege of Groningen and the capture of Coevorden, by an unknown engraver, 1672 (1673). Belegeringe / voor / Groningen View of the besieged city of Groningen with bombs soaring above and the besieging troops and their fortifications below. Rev. COEVERDEN.MET.STORMER:HANDT.INGENO.DEN.20.DECE:1.6.7.2 (=Coevorden taken by storm on the 20th December, 1672) Aerial view of the star-shaped fortifications of Coevorden surounded by Dutch troops. TMNK 00825. Van Loon III, pp. 102-103, iii. Weiler 13. A lovely, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 73
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 52mm, 32.51 g 12), on the siege of Groningen and the capture of Coevorden, by an unknown engraver, 1672 (1673). Belegeringe / voor / Groningen View of the besieged city of Groningen with bombs soaring above and the besieging troops and their fortifications below. Rev. GRO.IS.BELE.DOOR.DE.BIS.V.CUE.E.MVN.D.9.IV.VE.D.17.AV 1672 (=Groningen was besieged by the Bishops of Cologne and Münster from the 9th of July to the 17th of August, 1672) Scene of the capture of Coevorden; below, Coevorden met Stormer - / handt ingenomen / den 20 decemb (=Coevorden taken by storm on the 20th December). TMNK 00827. Cf. Van Loon III p. 104, iv. Rare. Very attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
A spectacular Medal on the siege of Groningen
Lot 74
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 54mm, 33.63 g 6), on the siege of Groningen and the capture of Coevorden, by MHS and/or PL, 1672(1673). View of the besieged city of Groningen with bombs soaring above and the besieging troops and their fortifications below; within the depiction of the besieging army, in tiny letters : MHL (to left); Wer / Hel (bottom left); Heer w: (left of center); M.4: (right of center); PL (bottom right); Oos w. (right); and Ga: (far right). Rev. GRON.IS.BELLE.DOOR.DE.BIS.VAN.CVEL.EN.MVNS.D.9.IVL.VER.D.17.AV 1672 (=Groningen was besieged by the Bishops of Cologne and Münster from the 9th of July to the 17th of August, 1672) Scene of the capture of Coevorden; below, Coevorden.met.Stormer - / hant ingenomen den / 20 december (=Coevorden taken by storm on the 20th December). TMNK 00829. Cf. Van Loon III, p. 104, 5. A very interesting and attractive medal, lightly toned and impressive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
A very rare and splendid Plaquettepenning on the death of Captain David Zweerts
Lot 75
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 77.5mm, 91.44 g 12), on the death of Captain David Zweerts (Sweers), killed at the Battle of Texel, or Kijkduin, in 1673, by an unknown master, after Christoffel Adolfszoon and Wouter Muller, 1673. * DOE NAM MY, DAER ICK VOCHT, EEN YSER VYTER TYT * WIE SOVD EEN STERFLYCK LYF VOOR SOO VEEL EERS NIET WAGEN (=a fatal ball took away my life in the midst of the battle; who would not expose a mortal body to gain such glory?) Bier bearing the armored body of Captain Zweerts; behind, a pillar bearing his coat of’s arms amidst banners and weapons; in a cartouche on the side of the bier, Jo DAVIT ZWEERTS Capt / Vier Zeeslagen Mannelijck bij / geweest - en den laertsten sonder Wijcken / gevelt den 21 Aug . 1673 (=Jonkheer David Zweerts, Captain, having fought valiantly at sea in four engagements, was killed, in battle, in the last, 21 August 1673). Rev. DUS MOET MEN JUYCHEN EN GEEN OORLOGSHELT BEKLAGEN DIE T LIEVE VADERLAND VOOR DWNGLADY BEVRYT (=so must one rejoice, and not lament a hero who frees his beloved country from tyranny) Naval battle with ship on fire in the foreground; below, PVGNANDO (=by fighting). Bemolt 262. Frederiks p. 45, 9b and fig. 138 (Wouter Muller, the reverse of this medal). MI I, pp. 559-560, 223. TKMN 00848. Van Loon pp. 115-116, i. Very rare. A splendid, beautifully toned example of exceptionally fine quality. Usual blow-hole on the edge. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 76
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Utrecht. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 38.02 g 12), on the freeing of Utrecht from French occupation, 1673. INSTAVRATIO.SAECVLI.FELICIS (=the establishment of happy times) Phoenix, in rays, standing on globe between two cornucopiae. Rev. In eight lines: DEI.O.M. / MUNERE.VIRTVTE. / AC.CONSILIO.PRINCIPIS. / ARAVSIACI.TRAIECTVS. / AD RHENVM.POST.XVII. / MENSIUM.CAPTIVITATEM / RENAT.XIII.NOV. / CƆ.IƆC.LXXIII. (=Utrecht, having been in the hands of the enemy for 17 months, regained its liberty on the 13th November 1673, by the favor of God and the counsel of the Prince of Orange). TMNK 00854. Van Loon III, pp. 121-122, ii. A very attractive and uncommon piece, very nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 77
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 42mm, 24.35 g 12), on the Peace of Nijmegen between the Dutch Republic and France, 1678. CONIVNGVNT SVA TELA LEO, SVA LILIA GALLVS / QVIS SEPA-RABIT (=the arrows of the lion and the lilies of the rooster are joined together - who will separate them?) The arrows of the Dutch Republic and the lilies of France in saltire, bound by a wreath. Rev. Inscription in 9 lines: Gedachtenis / van 't vrêebešluit, / Soo lang gešocht, / te lang geštuit: / In 't eindt noch rustig / doorgedreven. / Godt laet' de vrede- / maekers leven. / MDCLXXVIII. (=as a monument of the Peace, long desired but long transgressed, finally happily concluded. May God conserve those who made it! 1678). PiN 293. TMNK 00954. Van Loon III, 233-236, iii. Beautifully toned and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
A lustrous Plaquettepenning with a splendid portrait of van den Vondel
Lot 78
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettenpenning (Silver, 65mm, 91.07 g 12), on the death of Joost van den Vondel, attributed to J. Lutma, jr., but very likely later, 1679. Draped bust of van den Vondel facing, turned slightly to the right; around, laurel wreath entwined by a ribbon bearing the words: IOOST / VAN / DEN / VONDEL / Gest 5 Feb / 1679. Rev. Swan, with outspread wings, standing facing, singing to right; all within a laurel wreath entwined by a ribbon bearing the words: S’ Lants / Outste / en / Grootste / Poeet / Geb . 17 Nov / 1587 (=the Land’s oldest and greatest poet, born the 17th of November 1587). Frederiks 21/21a. TMNK 00971. Van Loon III, pp. 264-265, ii. Weiler 1223. A lovely, bold and lustrous medal with a splendid portrait. Fields with very careful contemporary polishing as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
An extremely rare Plaquettepenning, Memento mori for Cornelia de Cerff
Lot 79
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 73x66mm, 96.20 g 12), Memento mori for Cornelia de Cerff, died 16 March 1683, by Wouter Muller, with his two silver marks on the edge, 1683. A female corpse, wrapped in a winding sheet, lying on the lid of of a sarcophagus, which is supported by two putti flanking a cartouche bearing the inscription: Saligh fijn de doode die in den / Heere Sterven van nu aen Ja fegt/ de Geest op dat fij rusten mo/ghen van haren arbeit/ Apoc.17.Cap. (=blessed are the dead who believe in the Lord for they will rest from their labor); above, two flying putti supporting a ribbon with the inscription: gebooren 5 Maart 1661 geftorven 16 Maart 1683 (=born 5 March 1661, died 16 March 1683). Rev. Two skeletons, the one on the left holding a scythe and that on the right holding a lowered torch, supporting a large cartouche on which a putto sits, blowing bubbles; on the cartouche: Wat ramp rooft onverwagt / De bloem van Cerffs geslagt / Cornelia het leven, / In Schoonheyd so verheven, / als God dees lente blom / trok in fijn Heyligdom. / Haar geest vloog opwarts hené / En liet ons droevig wenen. (=an unexpected disaster stole the life of Cornelia, the flower of Cerff’s family, her beauty was elevated when God took this spring flower into His sanctuary. Her spirit went upwards leaving us to weep in sadness); below, in a small cartouche, Gendeckt te / Sterven (=remember the decedent). Bemolt Suppl. 375A /type F31/32, this piece). Frederiks 20/20a and figs. 155/156 var. (same obverse and reverse but with different inscriptions). Extremely rare. Very attractively toned and with the usual blow-hole on the edge. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3800 CHF
Lot 80
Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I, 1640-1705. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 37.18 g 12), on the defeat of the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, by H. Haffner in Nürnberg, 1683, given as a chronogram. OppVgnata bona est non eXpVgnataVIenna:NaM CoeLô perDens HostIbVs HostIs erat Plan of the besieged city of Vienna, with the palace and the great cathedral, all within ramparts; above, the Danube; around, the camp of the besiegers; on a battery at the bottom right, HH. Rev. DefensorIbVs IstIs FortIbVs atqVe PIIs praeCLara VIenna triVMphat Military trophy with two Turkish captives bound at its base; above, the zodiac from July to September. A. Hirsch, 1883, 10. Very rare. An attractive, toned and well struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 81
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 49mm, 44.19 g 12), on the interception and eventual publication (by Councilor Paats of Rotterdam) of the correspondence of Jean-Antoine de Mesmes, Comte d’Avaux (1640-1709), who was the French Ambassador to the Dutch Republic from 1679 to 1688, 1684. DISCORDIA RES MAXIMÆ DILABUNTUR (=discord is the ruin of the strongest states) View of a boat, on a stormy sea, in danger of crashing against a rock while the crew fights amongst themselves; on the shore to left, liberty cap atop a swaying pole; in exergue: DA NOBIS PACEM IN / DIEBUS NOSTRIS (=give us peace in our days). Rev. DE NIHILO NIHIL FIT, NEC DICITUR (=about nothing, nothing can be done or said) Line of rope from which hang all manner of leaflets and letters; in the field, AMICUS PLATO. / AMICUS SOCRA= / TES.SED MAGIS/ AMICA VERITAS. / 1684 (=Friend of Plato, Friend of Socrates. But an even greater friend to Truth). TMNK 01011. Van Loon III, p. 289. Very rare. Attractive, interesting and beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 82
Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I, 1657-1705. Medal (Silver, 39mm, 22.87 g 12), on the imperial victories over the Turks in 1686, by L. G. Laufer and G. Hautsch, Nuremberg, 1686. LEOPOLDUS.I.TURC.VICTOR Two putti, flying over a panorama of the city of Vienna, holding a roundel with a portrait of Leopold I to right; at the bottom, initials LGL. Rev. VERMEHRER DES REICHES. 1686 Ten labeled roundels with views of the cities and fortresses captured in 1686. From the top, surmounted by a crown, Ofen, Pest, Hatwam, Segedin, Fünfkirchen, Simontorna, Kaposwar, Colosza, Sirlos and Esseckerbrucken; at the bottom, initials G.H. Julius 309. Montenuovo 1027. A lovely, toned example. Rare in this condition. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 83
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Rotterdam. Jeton (Silver, 32mm, 12.19 g 12), on the festivities held in Rotterdam for the coronation of William and Mary, Dordrecht, mintmaster M. Sonnemaens, 1689. Crowned shield bearing the arms of Rotterdam, hanging from palm tree and supported by two opposed heraldric lions; below, band inscribed ROTERODAMUM; behind, view of the city and harbor of Rotterdam. Rev. Scene of the celebratory banquet, which was held in a square dominated by a statue of Erasmus and a specially erected arch, inscribed PRINCIPI PATRIÆ QVE S C and bearing a portrait of William III; in exergue, 1689. MI I, pp. 678-679, 55. TMNK 05469. Van Loon III, p. 391. Attractively toned. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 84
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 24mm, 8.35 g 12), on Nicholas Witsen, several times burgomaster of Amsterdam and ambassador to England, 1695. ★N.WITSEN CONS.AMST.AD REGEM ANGLIÆ LEGATVS.MDCXCV. (=Nicholas Witsen, Brugomaster of Amsterdam, Ambassador to the King of England, 1695) Bare head of Witsen to right. Rev. LABOR OMNIA VINCIT (=Labor conquers all) Battering ram breaking down a wall. MI II, pp. 147-148, 408. TMNK 01298. Cf. Van Loon III, pp. 438-439, ii (1688). Very rare. Nicely toned. A very few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 85
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Amsterdam. Medal (Silver, 50mm, 47.47 g 12), on the suppression of civic unrest, by Renier Arondeaux, 1696. MOTOS PRÆSTAT COMPONERE FLVCTVS (=it is better to control the billowing waves, Virgil, Aeneid I, 135) Neptune in biga drawn by seahorses to right; above to left and right, blowing wind; below floating in the waves, nest with kingfishers flying off. Rev. HALCYONIBUS REDVCTIS / SENATVS AMSTELOD / CIVIBVS SVIS HOC / ANTIQVÆ VIRTVTIS / SPECTAT ÆQ FIDEI / PRÆMIUM LARGITVR (=The Halcyons having returned, the city council of Amsterdam gives its citizens this gift of ancient virtue and wondrous faith); Two kingfishers in a nest floating on the sea, below, MDCXVI; below date, punched A (=artist’s signature). TMNK 01320Van Loon IV, p. 221, II. A very attractive, lightly toned and lustrous piece. A few very minor marks, and a collector’s punch on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 86
Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I, 1657-1705. Medal (Silver, 45.6mm, 35.50 g 1), on the Imperial victory over the Turks at Zenta in 1697, by P. H. Müller in Augsburg, 1697. +LEOPOLD.ET.IOSEPH.AA.PP.FF.+HIS EGO NEC METAS RERUM NEC TEMPORA PONO (=Leopold and Joseph, sublimely blissful Fathers - I place no restraints on their power or any limit of time) Beneath radiant eye of God, the laureate, draped and cuirassed opposed busts of Leopold I, on the left, and Joseph I, on the right. On the edge, IURAVI DAVID SERVO MEO: USQUE IN ÆTERNUM PRÆPARABO SEMEN TUUM.PS.88 (=I promised my servant David: thy seed I will establish forever). Rev. PERPETUOS MERUIT DOMUS ISTA TRIUMPHOS+ (=This house has earned lasting triumphs) Victory standing right, inscribing VICTO/AD/SENTAS (=Victory at Zenta) on shield mounted on a trophy; to left. shield inscribed VICT/AD/NISSA (=Victory at Nish [1689]); to the right, shield inscribed VOCT/AD/SALAN/KEME (=Victory at Slankamen [1691]) and panel inscribed VIC/AD/SICLOS (=Victory at Siklos [1687 = the second battle of Mohács]); on base of trophy, artist’s initials, P.H.M.; in exergue, AETERNIT.AVG. /+1697+. EiN 70. Forster 694. Julius 390. Nicely toned and attractive. Some minor edge marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A very rare Plaquettepenning, Memento mori for Justus de Jonge
Lot 87
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Plaquettepenning (Silver, 60x51mm, 32.92 g 12), Memento mori for Justus de Jonge, died 20 January 1697, after Pieter van Abeele, 1697. Laureate skull with winged hourglass on top; in jaws, cartouche, between palm branches, containing Iustus / ut Palma, / Florebit (=Justus will flourish like a Palm); around the skull, ribbon bearing the words: Salich sijn de Dooden die in den Heere stervē Want sij Riisten van haren Arbeijt (=blessed are the dead who believe in the Lord for they will rest from their labor). Rev. Ter Eeren en Gedachetenis soo wilt dit aan vaerden Om dat ghij mÿn dus Deughdelÿck hebt gebrach ter Aerden (=please accept this for honor and remembrance since you buried me in a proper way) With the oval field: Ter / Gedachtenis / van den Eer / Waerdigen heer / IUSTUS DE IONGE / Prister tot / Amsterdam / Overladen d’ 20 Jañ / 1697. Out 28. Jaaren (=in memory of the honorable gentleman, Justus de Jonge, priest in Amsterdam, who died on the 20th of January 1697 at the age of 28); below, in a cartouche flanked by palm branches, De Door is / een inganck / ten Leeven (=death is the entrance to life). Bemolt 560. De Beeldenaar 2012-1, 28 (this piece illustrated). Very rare. An attractive piece. Some minor casting faults and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1650 CHF
Lot 88
Germany. Medal (Silver, 57mm, 59.84 g 12), marriage medal, by an uncertain engraver, c. 1700. GOTT HADTS GENUGT DAS UNS GEFUGT Man and woman clasping their right hands; above, the Holy Spirit in rays; between them, rose bush from which hang two hearts. Rev. VERBUNDENE TREU BLEIBT ALLE ZEIDT NEW Flaming heart grasped by two hands, emerging from clouds, joined by a chain with a lock; above initials of Christ in rays; below, two palm branches behind a book opened to read VER-BVM D0-MINI / MANET- IN ATE - RNVM. Goppel 1027. A lovely, beautifully toned piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 89
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Medal (Silver, 44mm, 38.54 g 12), on the freeing of Nijmegen from the French siege, by J. Boskam, 1702. LIBERTAS NEOMAGI INTUS ET EXTRA (=the freedom of Nijmegen from within and without) Nijmegen, as a draped female figure wearing the Cap of Liberty and holding a book of treaties and a shield with the head of Medusa, standing facing within a palace, her head to right, trampling a serpent with her left foot; in exergue, I.B.F Rev. NUMERUM VIRTUTE RETUNDIT (=by her valor she repulses the many) View of an artillery battery on the walls of Nijmegen with guns firing on the retreating French; in the distance, the approaching English forces; in exergue, MDCCII / I.BOSKAM.F. MI II, p. 233, 15. Van Loon IV, 354. A splendid medal, well struck and nicely toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 90
Spain. Charles III, pretender. 1700-1713. Medal (Silver, 44mm, 34.24 g 12), on his arrival in Lisbon, escorted by the British and Dutch fleets, by J. Boskam in Nijmegen, 1703. CAROLUS.III.HISPANIAR.INDIAR.REC.CATHOL. Laureate head of Charles III to right; below, I.BOSKAM.F. Rev. LIBERATOR.ET.ULTOR // CAROL.III.HISPAN.REX / BRITAN.BATAVQ.CLAS. / IN LUSIT.PROFICISC. / MDCCIII Eagle with spread wings, holding an olive branch in his beak and a thunderbolt in his talons, above view of the Anglo-Dutch fleet sailing to left. Eimer 403. MI IV p. 251, 42. Van Loon IV, pp. 406-407, ii. Rare. Beautifully toned and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 91
Spain. Charles III, pretender, 1700-1713. Medal (Silver, 49mm, 45.60 g 12), on the arrival of the pretender Charles III in Lisbon, unsigned, 1703. FELICI.ADVENTVM / CAROLI.III. / HISPANIARVM.REGIS / QVVM PROFECTIONEM.MARITIMAM / E.BATIVIAE.ORIS.DEO.AVSPICE / ET VENTIS.SECVNDIS.SVSCIPER ET.IN / LVSITANIAM.VT.DEBITVM.SIBI / SOLIVM.HISPANIAE.FOEDERATORVM / ARMIS.AC.CONSILIIS.ADIVTVS / VIRTVTE.DVCE.AC.VICTRICE / IVSTITIA.SIBI.VINDICARET / ATQVE.PROFLIGATO.HOSTE / BONIS.AVIBVS / CONSCENDERET (=To the happy arrival of Charles III, King of Spain, who embarked from Holland for Portugal, under the protection of God and with a favorable wind, to master the throne of Spain, which was due to him, assisted by the arms and councils of his allies, conducted by Valor and Victorious Justice, to finally mount the throne under happy circumstances, after having defeated his enemies) Laudatory inscription of 14 lines. Rev. PARCERE.SVBIECTIS.ET.DEBELLARE.SVPERBOS / CIƆ IƆ CCIII (=spare those who submit and dominate the haughty, 1703) Eagle, holding sword and cornucopiae in its talons and olive branch in his beak, flying front above globe bearing a map of Spain and Portugal; to left and right, sailing ships. Van Loon V, pp. 406-407, 1. Very rare. Attractively toned. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 92
Netherlands, The Dutch Republic. Alkmaar. Token (Silver, 33mm, 12.36 g 12), friendships-token of the city of Alkmaar, in memory of the siege of 1573, by Reinier Arondeaux, c. after 1692. ALCMARIA / VICTRIX Soldier in classical dress striding right, between and altar, to left, and a trophy of arms from which hangs the Order of the Golden Fleece. Rev. Elaborate, altar-like srtructure bearing a besieged tower on its side, and arms and wreath above; to left, Mercury standing right; to right, Victory standing left; below, two resting lions; to left and right, S C. Julius 683. TMNK 05416. Van Loon I, p. 166. Beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 93
Great Britain. Anne, 1702-1707-1714. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 37.35 g 12), on the forcing of the French lines in Flanders and Brabant by the Duke of Marlborough, by J. Boskam, 1705. ANNA.D.G.MAG.BR.FR.ET.HIB.REGINA Draped bust of Anne to left, her hair bound with a ribbon; below, I.BOSKAM.F. Rev. FORTES.FORTVNA.IVVAT // FOSSIS.FALLISQ.HOST. / SVPERATIS.IN.BR.ET.FL. / CIↃIↃCCV Marlborough, on horse prancing to left, before scene of the attack on the French defense lines; in the background, the city of Namur. MI II, p. 275, 79. Van Loon V, p. 17. Rare. A very attractive, detailed and beautifully toned example. A few very minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 94
Great Britain. Anne, 1702-1714. Medal (Silver, 42mm, 30.22 g 12), on the Battle of Oudenarde, with a tribute to Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough, by P. H. Müller, Augsburg, 1708. SALVTARIVM SIDERVM APPARITIO (=the appearance of propitious stars) / EVGENII ET MARLEBORVGII FELIX CONIVNCTO (=the propitious conjunction of Eugene and Marlborough) Castor and Pollux charging right on horseback. On the edge, NIL DESPERANDVM TEVCRO DVCE ET AVSPICE TEVCRO (=naught to be despaired under the guidance and auspices of Teucer = Horace, Car. I, vii. 27) Rev. VANDOM IN FLANDR SCVT N ITAL EVNDEM FVGIT ET VT FVGIENDVS DOCET (=Vendome flees from the same person in Flanders as in Italy and shows how he is to be fled from) / MVLT MILL GALLORVM CLADES AD ALDENAR MDCCIIX D XI IVL (=the slaughter of many thousands of French at Oudenarde, 11 July 1708) Scene of the battle of Oudenarde with the walled city in the background. MI II, p. 324, 150. Van Loon V, 106, ii. Rare. A lovely, sharp, beautifully struck and toned example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
A very rare and beautiful Medal on the capture of Lille by the allies
Lot 95
Holy Roman Empire. Joseph I, 1705-1711. Medal (Silver, 45mm, 29.51 g 12), on the capture of Lille by the allies, 23 October / 9 December 1708, by either M. Brunner or C. T. Lauffer, Nuremberg, 1708. GALLIA MOERENS OB LILIVM DEPERDITVM* (=France mourns for her lost lily [Lille]) Gallia, seated three-quarter facing on throne to left, her right hand pointing at a lis, fallen on the ground from a shield hanging from a branch before her; in exergue, INSVLA FLANDR.CVM / CASTELLO RESTI / TVTA. (=the island of Flanders and the citadelle restored). On the edge, TEMPVS VLTIONIS EST A DOMINO.VICISSITVDINEM IPSE TRIBVET EI IEREM.LI.6.* (=For it is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; He will render to her a recompense.) Rev. FOEDERATIS ADITVS IN GALLIAM APERTVS (=the entrance to France open to the Allies) View of the city of Lille and the surrounding fields; in exergue, VRBE REDDITA D.23.OCT. / CASTELLO D.9 DEC. / MDCCVIII. (=the city rendered on 23 October, the citadel on 9 December). EiN 128. Julius 706. MI, II, p. 340, 171. Van Loon V, pp. 119-121, iii. Very rare. Beautifully toned and very attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 96
Germany. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 29.16 g 12), on the capture of Douai by the Allies in 1710, unsigned, but by Martin Brunner, 1710. DEFECTVM LVMINE VIDIT (=her view has lost its light) View of the Earth eclipsing the light of the (French) sun; all surrounded by clouds. Rev. SPES PERDENS (=hope lost) A Frenchman, on the right, playing dice with a soldier of the Allies: the Frenchman hands his opponent a coin labeled DO/VAY, who already has won coins labeled MO/NS, RU/SEL and DOR/NIC, while the Frenchman still only has coins labeled AR/RAS and PA/RIS; in exergue, DVACVM GALLIS PACEM / SPERN.EREPTVM. / MDCCX. (=Douai taken from the French, who rejected peace). EiN 171 (AE). Forrer I, p. 301. Julius 725. Montenuovo 1318. Van Loon V, pp. 165-166, ii. Rare. Very attractively toned and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 97
Holy Roman Empire. Charles VI. 1711-1740. Medal (Silver, 44mm, 30.06 g 12), on the capture of Temesvar (modern Timişoara in Romania) from the Turks by Prince Eugene in 1716, by G. W. Vestner, Nuremberg, 1716. CAROLVS.VI.D.G.ROM.IMP.SEMP.AVG. Laureate and draped bust of Charles VI to right; below bust, V. Rev. TRANSSYLVANIA METV AC INSIDIIS LIBERATA. / THEMESVVARIO OCCVP. / D.12.OCT.1716. Plan of the town and fortress of Temesvar, with cannon balls falling within the defences; in the inscription, date in the form of a chronogram. Bernheimer 83. EiN 217. Julius 1262. Montenuovo 1475. Rare. A lovely toned piece of great elegance. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 98
Great Britain / Holy Roman Empire. Charles VI (1711-1740) and George I (1714-1727), Medal (Silver, 44mm, 28.93 g 12), on the naval victory of the British fleet over the Spanish at Cape Passaro on 11 August 1718, by G. W. Vestner in Nuremberg, 1718. VETANT FOEDARI FOEDERA (=they forbid the violation of treaties) On the left, laureate bust of Charles VI to right, surrounded by CAROLVS VI D G ROM IMP SEMP AVG, all within a laurel wreath; on the right, laureate bust of George I to left, surrounded by GEORGIVS D G MAG PR FR ET HIB R, all within a laurel wreath; between them, winged caduceus on beflagged galley. Rev. SIC MOTOS FAS EST COMPONERE FLVCTVS (=thus is it right to calm the troubled waves) Jupiter on his eagle within the clouds, and Neptune in a scallop shell powered by a waterwheel, attacking a fleet on the sea to left, in exergue, the chronogram H ISPANORVM CLASSIS A IOVE ET NEPTVNO DELETA (=the Spanish fleet destroyed by Jupiter and Neptune, MDCLLVVVIII [=1718]). Bernheimer 128. MI II, p. 440, 43. A lovely example with beautiful toning. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
An extremely rare and beautifully preserved Medal on the Peace of Passarowitz
Lot 99
Holy Roman Empire. Charles VI, 1711-1740. Medal (Silver, 43mm, 30.13 g 12), on the Peace of Passarowitz between the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires, by P. H. Müller, Augsburg, 1718. ELIGE ALTERVTRVM (=choose one or the other) Eagle, holding sworn and palm, flying over the city of Constantinople; at the bottom right of the scene, M; in exergue, arms within a cartouche. Rev. OB / INDVCIAS / TVRCIS / CONCESSAS / MDCCXVIII // PASSAROVIZI. / D. XXI. IVLI. (= for the same of the truce conceded by the Turks in Passarowitz, 21 July 1718) Inscription within olive wreath. Forster 818. Julius 1329. Montenuovo 1530. PiN 485. Extremely rare. Beautifully preserved, sharp and very nicely toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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