The Netherlands, Election of Prince William IV as Stadtholder Admiral and Captain General by the city of Veere, Bronze Medal 1747, donated by the dean of the Guild of Saint Luke

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The Netherlands. Bronze Medal. Election of Prince William IV as Stadtholder Admiral and Captain General by the city of Veere.
Donated by the dean of the Guild of Saint Luke 1747; 36.66 g; Ø 43.0 mm. With original archive card of the Koninklijk Penningkabinet, donated on 17 November 1865.

Obverse: GIFT VAN D’ H’: OVERD: M: AND: WESTERWYK. FORSBORGH OUD-BURGM: SCHP: AAD &&, a winged, standing ox with the coats of arms of Nassau, Veere and the Guild of Saint Luke (in the middle), some orange branches behind the ox //
Reverse: ST ()V: ADRIAANSE BOEKH: GEERD: IACOBSE DEK: WILLM: ADRIAANZEN BEL: / (text within outer lines:) ALS / NEDERLANDT / IN NOODT, DOOR / VRANKRYKS MAGT / ONTBLOODT VAN / VOOR-MUUR, SCHEEN / VERLOREN; HEEFT / VERETEERST VERKO / REN VORST FRISO / ’T HEIL VAN STAAT / VERORDENT IN GODS RAADT. / MDCCXLVII. / APR: XXV.

VvL. 222.

EXTREMELY RARE; About extremely fine
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Transcription archive card:

1747.
Gedachtenispenning door den
Oud-Burgemeester Westerwijk
Forsborgh als overdeken van
het St. Lucasgilde te Veere, aan
hetzelve vereerd, ter gelegen-
heid der verheffing van den
Prins tot stadhouder enz.
Brons
Vervolg van Loon no 222
GESCHENK VAN
Mevrouw Rethaan Macaré.
17 november 1865
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Translation:

1747.
Memorial token by the
Former Mayor of Westerwijk
Forsborgh as dean of
the St. Luke's Guild in Veere,
venerated at the same,
on the occasion of the exaltation
of the Prince as stadholder, etc.

Bronze
Vervolg van Loon no 222
DONATION FROM
Mrs Rethaan Macaré.
November 17, 1865.

Comment

Andries Westerwijk Forsborgh (1717-1783) was mayor of Veere and dean of the St. Luke Guild in Veere.
The Teylers Museum in Haarlem and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam have a silver copy (not a bronze one).

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