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The Netherlands. Silver Medal. Death of William III. 1890; 63.15 g; Ø 54.0 mm.
Obverse: WILLEM • III • KONING • DER • NEDERLANDEN • G • H • V • L •, bust of WIlliam III right, J.P.M. MENGER under neck cutoff, rosette underneath //
Reverse: XLI. JAREN. REGEERDE. DE. LAATSTE. ORANJEVORST. EN. WAS. NEDERLAND. GELUKKIG / GEB. TE. BRUSSEL. 19 . Feb. 1817 / OVERLEDEN. OP. HET. LOO / 23. NOV. 1890.
Signed W. SCHAMMER F., funerary monument with the bust of the king, on top a laurel wreath, on the middle part the Dutch coat of arms with two lions as shield holders, on the pedestal a partially covered text. To the left of the monument the Dutch maiden with crown and staff in sackcloth. On the right a winged genius with a burning torch held down in the left hand, who lays a laurel wreath on the bust. At the foot a crying child kneeling by a pillow on which lie a crown and scepter, text in exergue.
By J.P.M. Menger en W. Schammer.
Struck with polished dies.
RARE. Wonderful toning. Near Mint State