Holland Society Plaquette
Overall: 2 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. ( 5.1 x 8.3 x 0.4 cm )
Bronze struck uniface plaquette depicting seal of New Amsterdam decorated with two tulips, at left, with inscriptions in exergue, below seal (on scrolling band): "SEAL OF AMSTERDAM IN NEW NETHERLAND, 1654"; another inscription directly below preceding: "INSCRIPTION/SIGILLUM AMSTELODAMENSIS IN NOVO BELGIO." Distant harbor with cityscape in background is shown at right, with inscription in exergue directly below: "THE WATER GATE/FOOT OF WALL STREET"; inscription on scrolling band running across bottom of plaquette: "HOLLAND SOCIETY/JANVARY . . . . . MCMXIII."
Gift of Eugene A. Hoffman
Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
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