Commonwealth, Death of Admiral Maarten Tromp, Silver Dutch Medal, 1653
Item Reference: NM66665
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Commonwealth, Death of Admiral Maarten Tromp, AR Dutch medal 1653 by W. Muller (75mm). Draped, cuirassed bust three-quarters r., with palm branches and naval trophies around and above two infant genii support crown, below in a ribbon, MYN HERT EN HANDT WAS VOOR HET LANDT, My heart and hand were for this land. rev. Naval engagement with English ship sinking in foreground, WAAROM DOET MULLER TROMP DOOR KUNST VAN GOUT EN SILVER LEVEN : OM DAT HY DYSER EEW DOOR KRYGSDEUGT HEEFT VERDREVEN OBYT DEN 10 AUG 1653, Why does the art of Muller make Tromp live in gold and silver : Because his valour has removed from us the age of iron, died 10th Aug 1653. (MI i 403/34; E 186a).
Good Extremely Fine, attractively toned. Made by two embossed silver plates with very high relief, chased and then joined together.