Medal Struck in Celebration of the Restoration of Baron Van der Capellen to his Seat in the Assembly of the State of Overysell...

Medal Struck in Celebration of the Restoration of Baron Van der Capellen to his Seat in the Assembly of the State of Overysell...
Medal Struck in Celebration of the Restoration of Baron Van der Capellen to his Seat in the Assembly of the State of Overysell...
Title
Medal Struck in Celebration of the Restoration of Baron Van der Capellen to his Seat in the Assembly of the State of Overysell...
Date 
1782
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 4.9 cm )
Description 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing right with surrounding legend: "JOH.DERK van der CAPELLEN tot den POL besch. in de Ridd. van OVER-YSSEL." Reverse features inscription at center, with coat of arms above and cornucopia with agricultural implements below: "De nyvre landman juicht/zyn Vryheid is hersteld!/CAPELLEN zegepraalt/op baatzucht en geweld!/d. 1 nov. Ao. 1782."
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number 
1911.35
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "I.G./HOLTZHEY F."
Gallery Label 
Letter from donor indicates medal was given to her by Mrs. Bernard Geury (?- nee Pauline Elizabeth Van der Kamp), granddaughter of Francis Adrian Van der Kamp, who received it at a banquet in Amsterdam celebrating the event commemorated.
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Creative: Tronvig Group