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Recognition of the Independence of the United States by Frisia

Object Number: 
INV.10765
Date: 
1782
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "B.C.V.CALKER F."
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing standing figure of Dutchman flanked by female figures of America, at left, represented by a Native American woman, and Great Britain, at right, both holding shields with inscribed country names; overhead is winged putto in glory holding cap of Liberty above America's head. Reverse bears seal of the Netherlands above; inscription at center: "Aande Staaten van Friesland/TER DANKBARE NAGEDACHTENISSE/van de Landsdagen in Febr. en Apr./MDCCLXXXII/Toegewyd/door de Burger Societeit/door Vryheiden Yver/te Leeuwarden."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group