Medal commemorating the death of Lieutenant Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk, 1831

Medal commemorating the death of Lieutenant Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk, 1831. Obverse: A draped female figure, with an extinguished torch, placing a laurel wreath on an pedestal with a relief of an exploding ship, the Dutch shield below (left). Legend: 'DE ONSTERFELYKHEID IS ZYN DEEL' (Immortality is his). Reverse: Inscription within a laurel wreath 'JAN, CAREL JOSEPHUS, VAN SPEYK HANDHAVER DER HOLLANDSCHE VLAG, 5 FEBRUARY, MDCCCXXXI' (John Charles Joseph van Speyk, defender of the Dutch flag, 1831).

Object Details

ID: MEC0263
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Kellen, David van der
Places: Netherlands
Date made: 1831
People: Speyk, Jan Carel Josephus van; Kellen, David van der
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 44 mm
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