Medal commemorating the Battle of Lowestoft and the death of Admiral Kortenaar, 1665

Medal commemorating the Battle of Lowestoft and the death of Admiral Egbert Meeuwszoon Kortenaer, 1665. Obverse: Bust of Admiral Kortenaer in a leather coat, decorated bandolier and cravat (nearly front). Legend: 'EGB . MZ . KORTENAAR (rose) L . ADM . V. HOLL . EN . W . F.' On a ribbon below: 'OB . 13 . IVN . AO . 1665.' (Egbert, son of Martin, Kortenaer, Lieutenant-Admiral of Holland aand West Friesland, died 13 June, 1665). Reverse: The four admirals in cloaks and hats sitting round a table, columns and hanging swords behind. Legend: 'RIDDER MARTEN HARPERTSEN TROMP, PIETER PIETERSEN HEYN, IACOB HEEMSKERCK, IAN VAN GALEN' (Names of the four admirals).

Object Details

ID: MEC0098
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Display - QH
Creator: Müller, O.
Places: Netherlands
Events: Second Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of Lowestoft, 1665; Death of Admiral Kortenaar, 1665
Date made: 1665
People: Kortenaer, Egbert Bartholomeuszoon; Tromp, Luitenant-Admiraal Cornelis van Hein, Piet Pieterzoon Heemskerck, Jacob Van Galen, Jan Van
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 80 mm

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