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Freedom of the seas

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...

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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

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals