Auction 284  22 Nov 2023
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Estimate: 1000 GBP
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Medals of the West Indies

Netherlands, Dutch Victories, 1631, a cast gilt-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 dividing date, 66mm, 60.06g (van Loon II, 190 var; Betts 30-31 var.; Roehrs 1730, this piece). An early cast with contemporary gilding, good fine; with loop for suspension


Provenance: Paul Bosco Auction 22 (New York), 20 November 2000, lot 567; E. Roehrs Collection, DNW Auction M11, 13 July 2011, lot 1730
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