Auction 284  22 Nov 2023
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Lot 252

Estimate: 4000 GBP
Price realized: 3200 GBP
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Medals of the West Indies

Netherlands, Dutch Victories, 1630, a silver medal by A. van der Wilge, Mars and Victory crown a central bust of Frederik Wilhelm of Nassau-Orange, view of s'Hertogenbosch in cartouche below, rev. heraldic Dutch lion and supporters, ornate cartouches of Grol, Wesel, Pernambuco and the capture of the Spanish silver fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, in cartouches, 68mm, 58.44g (van Loon II, 190; Betts 30-31 var.; Roehrs 1728, this piece). Lightly tooled in centre of obverse, otherwise extremely fine and toned, rare [certified and graded by NGC as UNC Details, Obv Tooled] £4,000-£5,000


Provenance: An Important Group of Medals of the Low Countries, Sotheby Auction, 30-31 March 1995, lot 791; E. Roehrs Collection, DNW Auction M11, 13 July 2011, lot 1728
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