Medal Struck in Celebration of the Restoration of Baron Van der Capellen to his Seat in the Assembly of the State of Overysell...
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 4.9 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "I.G./HOLTZHEY F."
Silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing right with surrounding legend: "JOH.DERK van der CAPELLEN tot den POL besch. in de Ridd. van OVER-YSSEL." Reverse features inscription at center, with coat of arms above and cornucopia with agricultural implements below: "De nyvre landman juicht/zyn Vryheid is hersteld!/CAPELLEN zegepraalt/op baatzucht en geweld!/d. 1 nov. Ao. 1782."
Letter from donor indicates medal was given to her by Mrs. Bernard Geury (?- nee Pauline Elizabeth Van der Kamp), granddaughter of Francis Adrian Van der Kamp, who received it at a banquet in Amsterdam celebrating the event commemorated.
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
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