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Holland Society Medal

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze
DATES 1905
DIMENSIONS Medal: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/8 in. (4.4 x 4.4 x 0.3 cm) Box: 2 x 2 x 3/8 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Struck below unicorn: "B. B. & B. Co. PHILADELPHIA"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 52.79.14
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. George Hadden
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Bailey Banks & Biddle Company, Philadelphia, PA (American). Holland Society Medal, 1905. Bronze, Medal: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/8 in. (4.4 x 4.4 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. George Hadden, 52.79.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.79.14_side1_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE front, 52.79.14_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal in presentation box. One side: allegorical figure of fame blowing trumpet and holding shields, seated on clouds; central scene bordered by two rings of text, outer ring: "MEDAL STRUCK BY THE UNITED PROVINCE OF THE NETHERLANDS TO COMMEMORATE THEIR TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES"; inner ring: "FAUSTISSIMO FOEDERE JUNCTAE / DIE VII OCTOB. MDCCLXXXII." Other side: scene of winged Mercury aloft and placing wreath on shield on monument consisting of square base surmounted by obelisk; anchor, rooster, and basket of fruit on ground below Mercury, sailing ships in distance; central scene bordered by two rings of text, outer text: "PRESENTED BY THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK JANUARY 1905"; inner ring: "JUSTINIAM ETNON TEMNERE DIVOS / S.P.Q. AM ST. / SACRUM." Presentation box: round cardboard box with lid covered in orange paper, printed on top of lid: "PRESENTED BY / THE HOLLAND SOCIETY / OF NEW YORK / The Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. / Makers / Philadelphia."
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