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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G3,FD.65

  • Description

    Silver medal.(obverse) A view of the Siege of Hulst with massed armed ranks and firing canon; above, two putti holding coat of arms.
    (reverse) Inscription within beaded border surrounded by grape vine; above, crowned coat of arms.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1645
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 67 millimetres
    • Weight: 77.11 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        NUNC SEPES HORRIDA RUSCO
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        D O M E R S An Chr M DC XLV Fr H Aur Pr P F I postquam victrices Bat legiones ausu post recuperatam libertate inaudito Fossauna Fluvios iv pipsa Fland viscera traiecisset Hulstam intra mensis spatiu æstate iam adulta cinxit oppugnavit ad ditionem compulit
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        I Looff f
  • Bibliography

    • Van Loon Vol. II, p.279 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Eighty Years War 1568 - 1648
    • Commemoration of: Siege of Hulst, 1645.
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    G3,FD.65


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