Lot Archive


№ 482


31 May 1995

Hammer Price:

Netherlands, 1747. Netherlands.Proclamation of William IV as Stadtholder, Admiral and Captain-General of Zeeland, silver medal by Holtzhey, busts of Prince and Princess of Orange face to face, reverse legend within wreath of laurel and oak branches, 43mm (v.Loon 223; KPK 2758; OP 688; MI ii, 627/314). Extremely fine, lightly toned, pierced contemporaneously for suspension (£70-80)

The orange and oak branches allude to the political and matrimonial alliance between the Houses of Orange and Great Britain