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7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich

A very rare Medal of Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau

Estimate: 6500 CHF
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Lot 35

Netherlands, United Provinces. Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau, 1584-1647. Medal, an original cast (Silver, 67mm, 60.61 g 12), on the capture of Pernambuco, by Antonis Pietersz. van der Wilge, 1630. AVREA CONDET SAECVLA (=he has brought the age of gold) Bust of Frederick Henry, bare headed but wearing lace collar and cuirass, facing three-quarters to right within a cartouche, held by, on the left, Mars, in armor, holding Frederick’s arms and with armor at his feet, and Victory, on the right, holding a palm branch; both jointly hold a wreath over Frederick’s head; below, within a horizontal cartouche, S HERTOGENBOS /1629 above view of the city of s’Hertogenbosch; in exergue, .16.A.VD.WILGE.30. Rev. AVSPICIIS ADSIT VICTRIX CONCORDIA (=that harmonius victory be joined to supreme power) Name of Jehovah in clouds above two cherubs with trumpets holding a wreath over the crowned arms of the States-General, supported by Prudentia, on the left, holding a snake, and by Fortitudia, holding a column (their names are inscribed beneath); both hold wreaths attached to four cartouches bearing the views of four of Frederick Henry’s victories: from left, GROL / 1627, SILVERVLOT / 1628, FERNAMBVCO / 1630, and WESEL / 1629; in exergue, CVM PREVIL. Van Loon II, p. 190, i var. (the illustration lacks some reverse details). Very rare. An attractive and impressive medal. Fields polished long ago, and now bright, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Künker 141, 19 June 2008, 4490.

Online bidding closes: 7 Oct 2016, 11:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 8 Aug 2022, 18:46:58 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:10000 CHF

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