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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.7373

  • Description

    Silver medal.(obverse) Britannia, with a harp on her knee, and Holland, with her lion at her feet, are holding up a cap of Liberty.
    (reverse) A British and a Dutch ship of war, sailing peaceably together upon a calm sea.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1654
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 60 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        MENTIBUS UNITIS PRISCUS PROCUL ABSIT AMAROR,
        PILEA NE SUBITO PARTA CRUORE RUANT.
      • Inscription Translation

        From their united minds may their former bitterness depart, lest the caps [of Liberty], obtained by their blood, should suddenly fall down.
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        S. D.
      • Inscription Comment

        Sebastian Dadler.
        On the stern of each ship.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        CONCL : XV/ XXV D . APRIL . A° . M . DC . LIV.
      • Inscription Translation

        Concluded, 15/ 25 April, 1654.
      • Inscription Comment

        Exergue.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        LUXURIAT GEMINO NEXU TRANQVILLA SALO RES .
        EXCIPIT UNANIMES TOTIUS ORBIS AMOR .
      • Inscription Translation

        Commerce, tranquillized by a double alliance, flourishes on the sea, and the Amity of the whole world welcomes the reconciled.
  • Curator's comments

    Medallic Illustrations 1
    Rare.
    This medal, struck in Holland, commemorates the peace lately concluded between Holland and Britain, and refers to the treaty of commerce and alliance by which the navigation of merchant vessels of the two countries was to be unmolested, and vessels of war of the one nation were to enter freely into the ports of the other.

    See 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], II. 371; Bizot, Pierre, ‘Histoire Métallique de la République de Hollande’, Paris, 1687 (new ed., 2 vol. Amsterdam, 1688, and Supl., 1690), p. 228.

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  • Bibliography

    • Medallic Illustrations 1 p415.52 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Peace Treaty between Britain and Holland
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.7373

  • Additional IDs

    • H41
  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB1p415.52

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