Lot Archive

Lot

№ 464

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31 May 1995

Hammer Price:
£35

1698. Netherlands. Balthasar Bekker, bronze medal by J. Boskam, bust left with very pronounced nose, reverse standing figure of Truth deflecting robed figure, 56mm (BDM I, 228; Dreesmann 97), about extremely fine; together with another medal of Bekker, in lead, by J. van Dieshoecke, 49mm (BDM I, 587; v.Loon. Sup. IV, 225.2) [2], last fine (£40-60)

Balthasar Bekker, Amsterdam-based theologian who preached against superstitiousness. He made several trips to England, especially to witness public executions. First item only illustrated