Medal commemorating the Peace of Breda, 1667

Medal commemorating the Peace of Breda, 1667. Obverse: Holland standing with sceptre and spear on prostrate Envy between a lamb and a lion, a ship on fire (left), another sailing (right). Legend: 'MITIS ET FORTIS' (Mild and firm). Exergue: 'PROCUL . HINC . MALA . BESTIA . REGNIS IUN 22 1667' (Far hence from these kingdoms, thou pernicious beast!). Reverse: Peace standing with wreathed sword in right and cornucopia and caduceus in left hand; a hand holding a festoon and inscribed ribbon above her; ships in the background. Exergue: 'REDIIT . CONCORDIA . MATER . BREDAE JUL. 31 . Ao 1667'. On ribbon: 'IRATO BELLUM PLACATO NUMINE PAX EST' (War from an angry, peace from an appeased divinity). Inscription (on edge): 'NUMISMA . POSTERITATI . SACRUM . BELGA . BRITTANNOQUE . RECONCILIATIS . CUM . PRIVIL : ORDINUM : HOLLAND : ET . WESTF:' (Medal dedicated to posterity. The Dutch and British reconciled. By permission of the States of Holland and West Friesland.)

Object Details

ID: MEC0118
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Adolfszoon, C.
Places: Netherlands
Events: Second Anglo-Dutch War: Peace of Breda, 1667; Second Anglo-Dutch War; 1665-1667
Date made: 1667
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 71 mm

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