LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). Holland.
|CNG 87, Lot: 2179. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AR Medal (55mm, 28.76 g, 12h). Commemorating the Reopening of Maritime Commerce. Dated 1596. · SIDERE · PROFICIANT · DEXTRO · NEPTVNIA · REGNA (rosette stops) (may maritime authority be profitable for us through a favorable omen
), Neptune, holding trident, riding sea monster left, holding trident; port and ships on sea in background; above, rayed name of God in Hebrew; 15·96 in exergue / (lis) INSIG NIA FRISIÆCIS RHENANÆ (the coat-of-arms of Rhinish Frisia
), crowned coat-of-arms with leonine supporters; in border, alternating coats-of-arms and scrolls containing the city names Alkmaer, Hoorn, Enckhusen, Medenblick, Edam, Monicedam, and Purmerent. Van Loon I p. 488 (Dutch ed.); Betts 16. Good VF, toned. Rare.
From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.