A New City Hall
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 1158. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AR Medal (88.72 g, 12h). Commemorating the inauguration of the new city hall. G. Pooll, engraver. Struck 1655. City view of Amsterdam, with ships in harbor; city goddess seated in foreground, two lions to either side holding coats of arms; radiate hwhy
above, three cherubs holding banners in sky; all within wreath of 36 coats of arms representing the city councillors / QUONDAM FUIT HÆC SAPIENTIA, new city hall; Nieuwe Kerk to right, large crowd in Dam Square below, Hermes flying left in sky above, Amphion seated right in foreground playing lyre, ruins of the old city hall beside him; coat of arms above. Van Loon II, 399. Good VF, toned, minor field marks, once mounted, mount removed.
From the Collection of a California Gentleman.