Holland Society Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
case: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.2 cm )
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing flying figure of Mercury at center with fragment of monument pedestal at left and anchor, rooster, and fruit basket at right, with seascape in background; legend: "PRESENTED BY THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK JANUARY 1905/JUSTITIAM ETNON TEMNERE DIVOS"; inscription in exergue: "S.P.Q. m s t./SACRVM." Reverse depicts winged allegorical figure of Glory seated upon cloud and blowing trumpet, with crowned double shield at left; surrounding legend: "MEDAL STRUCK BY THE UNITED PROVINCES OF THE NETHERLANDS TO COMMEMORATE THEIR TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES/FAVSTISSIMO FOEDERE JUNCTAE./DIE VII OCTOB. MDCCLXXXII." Medal inset into an orange circular cardboard case.
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "B.B. & B. Co. PHILADELPHIA"
Inscription: box cover, imprinted in black: "PRESENTED BY/The Holland Society/of New York/The Bailey Banks & Biddle Co./MAKERS/PHILADELPHIA"
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