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Auction 78  22-27 May 2023
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Lot 2802

Starting price: 5000 EUR
Price realized: 5000 EUR
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Historiepenningen - 1967 - Gouden Medaille van de Stad Amsterdam by H. Bolhuis - Obv: Crowned bust right in high relief, city arms left; HELDHAFTIG VASTBERADEN BARMHARTIG / Rev: AMSTERDAM within circle of stars; engraved: AAN Mr. GIJSBERT VAN HALL 1957-1967 AMSTERDAMMER BIJ UITSTEK - gold 60.1 mm 113.50 g. - XF, this extremely rare medal is granted to mayors on their retirement and in very exceptional cases to someone who has done and meant a great deal for the city of Amsterdam.
Gijsbert (Gijs) van Hall (1904-1977) was a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II, PvdA politician, mayor of Amsterdam and senator. He was a descendant of the Amsterdam banking family Van Hall.
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