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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1889,0805.6

  • Description

    Silver medal.(obverse) The Emperor of Germany presents an olive branch to the Sultan of Turkey standing near a blazing altar encircled by the serpent of Eternity, and inscribed. At a distance are tents and a city.
    (reverse) Hercules with a hammer repairing the globe.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1699
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 49 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        ARMISTITIA INTER CÆS . POL . RUS . VEN . ET TURC.
      • Inscription Translation

        The armistice between the Emperor, Poland, Russia, Venice, and Turkey.
      • Inscription Comment

        Exergue.
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        R. A. F.
      • Inscription Transliteration

        R. Arondeaux fecit.
      • Inscription Comment

        Exergue.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        V . LUSTR.
      • Inscription Translation

        Five lustres.
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscribed on altar.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        EUROPA QUIESCAT ASIA RESPIRET.
      • Inscription Translation

        Let Europe rest, let Asia breathe again.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        NASSAVIUS BRITAN . BATAV.
      • Inscription Translation

        The British-Batavian Nassau . . .
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        CONSOLIDAVIT MDCXCIX.
      • Inscription Translation

        . . . has repaired it, 1699.
      • Inscription Comment

        Exergue.
  • Curator's comments

    Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
    Rare.
    William III offered his services to mediate between the Sultan, Mustafa II, and the Emperor, Leopold I; the negotiations were carried on in a temporary building or tent near Carlowitz, from 13 November 1698, to 31 January 1699, when an armistice for twenty-five years, or, as stated on the medal, five lustres, was concluded. As the Emperor had been successful during the war, and now retained almost all his conquests, he is represented as conferring a peace. As William had been the chief instrument in effecting the Peace of Ryswick and this armistice at Carlowitz, by which repose was given to Europe, and breathing time to Asia, he is represented as Hercules, in the curious occupation of a coppersmith, hammering up the fissures which war had occasioned upon the globe.

    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], IV. 290.

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  • Bibliography

    • Medallic Illustrations 2 p200.513 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Treaty of Carlowitz
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1889,0805.6

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB2p200.513
Silver medal.

Obverse & Reverse

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