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Holland Society Medal

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. George Hadden
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."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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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