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Ref: 4769

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.

 

 

Price £195

Netherlands, William IV Hereditary Stadtholder 1747, Dassier medal
Netherlands, William IV Hereditary Stadtholder 1747, Dassier medal

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