Netherlands, William IV Proclaimed hereditary Stadtholder of the United Provinces 1747, bronze medal by J Dassier
Obv: cuirassed bust left of William IV of Orange, wearing star of the Order of the Garter
Rev: The Prince as a Roman soldier grasps the hand of the Netherlands, to defend the Dutch state
Condition: almost extremely fine; Diameter: 54mm
References: Eisler II/335; vL 234
Notes: this commemorates the nomination of William IV as stadtholder of the United Provinces. The month beforehand France had invaded Flanders, thereby putting the country at risk. It was the first time the position was created as a hereditary one.