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Medal - Council Jeton of City of Haarlem

Council Jeton of City of Haarlem

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1640 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.43-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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).

Physical description

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.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1640 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'VICIT VIM VIRTUS'
obverse

'TYPOGRAPHIA'
reverse, on a column

'HARLEMUM' and 'S C'
reverse, below and above centre

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.33 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs. E.D.I. Arnold, Ealing.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze gilt, council jeton of the City of Haarlem, Netherlandish, ca. 1640

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Harbour; Vessel; Wreath; Female figure; Column

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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