Medal commemorating Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Oude (1610-1666)

Medal commemorating Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Oude (1610-1666). Obverse: Short bust of Admiral Evertsen with long hair in armour and cravat (three-quarter right). Legend: 'CORNELIS . EVERTSEN . DE . OUDE'. Reverse: Above, the lion of Zealand swimming, the arms of the United Provinces (left) and those of Middelburg (right) below, the admiral's arms supported by leaf-sprays. Legend: 'DOOR . WIENS . SPRONGEN . DE . OPGEBLAASE . DOG . OP . T . HAASPAD . IS . GEBRACHT . 4 JULI . 1610 17 JUNI . 1666.' (His sudden attacks [lit. leaps] have put the proud [lit. inflated] dogs [i.e. England] to flight. 4 July 1610. 17 June 1666.) Inscription: 'DIE . LEEUW . DIE . SCHUIMEND . DOOR HET . PEEKELSCHUIM . GEDRONGEN MET . KRONKELENDE . STAART EN . STARKE . MAANEDRACHT VOOR . HET . ALOUDE . SCHILD VAN . SEELAND . IS . GEACHT . DIE . LEEUW . WAS . T . VOOR BEELD VAN . HEER . EVERTSZ.' (This raging lion, Zealand's ancient shield, Evertsen's emblem, its strong mane and tail raised in the wind, forged its way through the seas.)

Object Details

ID: MEC2216
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Goor, J.J. van der
Events: First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-1654; Second Anglo-Dutch War; 1665-1667
Date made: 1938
People: Evertsen, Cornelis; Evertsen, Cornelis
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 70 mm

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