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Lead medal.(obverse) A fleet at sea.
- Diameter: 43 millimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionobverse & reverse
Inscription ContentB. M.
Inscription CommentBerthold Meier.
Inscription ContentA CHRISTIANO V . MISSVM WILHELMO III . AVXILIVM VII M MILITVM . MDCLXXXIX.
Inscription TranslationAll aid of 7,000 troops sent to William III by Christian V, 1689.
Inscription CommentWithin a floral wreath.
Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal was struck in Denmark. It commemorates a compact entered upon 25 August 1689, between William III of England and Christian V of Denmark, by which the latter agreed to furnish William with 6,000 foot and 1,000 horse, who were to receive the same pay as like soldiers of the English army. These were despatched to Ireland and rendered good service to William.
See Rapin de Thoyras, Paul, ‘The Metallick History of the Reigns of William III and Queen Mary, Queen Anne, and King George I. [N. Tindal’s edition.], London, 1747, v. 3; Van Loon, Gerard, ‘Histoire Métallique des XVII. Provinces des Pays-Bas’, 5 vol. La Haye, 1732-1837 (fol) [There is also an edition in Dutch, but with different paging], III. 429; Danske Medailler og Mynter i det Kongelige Kabinet, Kiöbenhavn, 1791, Chr. V. PL xxvi. 3.
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- Commemoration of: Military Treaty between William III and Christian V
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Object reference number: CME2255