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Freedom of the seas

probably British or Netherlandish
1913


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.110

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal.

Obverse: Neptune and Mercury with symbols stand above three demi-horses with forefeet fins; inscribed at edge “DE ZEE IS VRIJ DE KOOPHANDEL HERLEEFT” (hearldic devices separate words).

Reverse: Winged female standing amid flowers and two inscribed scrolls, holding inscribed banner across body; on banner “ONAFHANKELIJHEID”, in proper right scroll “1813”, and in proper left scroll “1913”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DE ZEE IS VRIJ DE KOOPHANDEL HERLEEFT" (hearldic devices separate words).

Reverse: Inscribed on banner "ONAFHANKELIJHEID", in proper right scroll "1813", and in proper left scroll "1913".

Provenance

Source Unknown, August 1949, in coin cabinet (AoE acc. card).

Credit Line

Source unidentified