Holland Society Plaquette
Bronze; cardboard, paper
box: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 7 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm )
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 x 3/16 in. ( 6.4 x 10.1 x 0.5 cm )
Bronze struck uniface plaquette depicting octagonal panel at center decorated with images of ship (at center), date: "1609", with lion above and tree below, flanked by two heraldic shields ; legend: "THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK/[on band] Eindelijk wordt een Spruit een Boom"; inscription beneath: "Founded 1885." Two oval medallions flank the panel; all is superimposed upon semi-circular recess with laurel branches; inscription in exergue: "JANUARY MCMXI"; beneath on scroll another inscription: "HOLLAND SOCIETY."
Gift of Eugene A. Hoffman
Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD - HOAG"
Inscription: box cover, imprinted in black: "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./NEWARK, N.J."
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