Council Jeton of City of Haarlem
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This is a gilt bronze jeton of the City of Haarlem, North Netherlands, from about 1640. It depicts a vessel breaking into the harbour of Damietta (Egypt).
Obverse: A vessel breaking into the harbour of Damietta. Below in the exergue: the arms of the City of Haarlem. Above, the motto VICIT VIM VIRTUS.
Reverse: Allegorical female, the City of Haarlem, holds a wreath in her right hand and rests her left on a printing press. A column on the left is inscribed: TYPOGRAPHIA. Below in the exergue HARLEMUM.
A little above the centre: the letters S C, for Senatus Consulto.
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'VICIT VIM VIRTUS'
reverse, on a column
'HARLEMUM' and 'S C'
reverse, below and above centre
Diameter: 3.33 cm
Object history note
Given by Mrs. E.D.I. Arnold, Ealing.
Medal, bronze gilt, council jeton of the City of Haarlem, Netherlandish, ca. 1640
Harbour; Vessel; Wreath; Female figure; Column
Coins & Medals; Sculpture