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Lot

№ 1037

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31 May 1995

Hammer Price:
£220

Netherlands, 1748. Geboorte van Willem V, soon of Willem IV en Princess Anna van Engeland [Birth of William V, son of William IV and Anne of England), conj. busts right,, reverse an angel descending form heaven presents an infant to two suppliant females, representatives of Holland and Nassau, TANDEM EXORATVS DEDIT above, 49mm (v.Loon 62; KPK 2865; Ml ii, 639/333). Extremely fine and nicely toned (£180- 220)

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This medal commemorative the birth of Prince William of Orange, afterwards William V. The reigning Prince has already been married six years when the flrst son was at length granted to his prayers in 1748, exactly one hundred years after the Treaty of Westphalia, under the terms of which Spain acknowledged the independence and sovereignty of the States.