Holland Society Medal
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing male figure of early Dutch settler flanked by two female figures holding shields; above is winged putto in glory, emerging from cloud and holding man's hat; legend: "PRESENTED BY THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK JANUARY 18TH 1906." Reverse depicts shield containing seal of the Netherlands, surmounted by crown, held by arm extended from cloud above; inscription below: "Aande Staaten van Friesland/ter dankbaare nagedachtenisse/van de Landsdagen in Febr. en Apr./MDCCLXXXII/Toegewyd/dood de Burger Societeit/door Vryheid en Yver/te Leeuwarden."; surrounding legend: "MEDAL STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE THE RECOGNITION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE BY THE PROVINCE OF FRIESLAND 1782."
Inscription: obverse, in exergue: "B.B. & B.C. PHILADELPHIA"
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