Medal cast

Two casts, obverse and reverse, of an engraved commemorative medal relating to a Dutch hearth tax raised to support the Navy. Obverse: A fireplace with firedogs, decorated with the Dutch lion above the arms of Amsterdam. On a cartouche below: 'Amsterdam'. Legend: 'Men doofte 't Britse Zee Gewelt door 't vuur van Hollants Haartste Gelt.' (British sea power subdued by the fire of Dutch hearths). Reverse: 'Gedenck Penning van 'T HAARTSTEDE GELT, Men gaf zu Hollant Haartste Gelt, 't ovyl Hollant tegen Brits Gewelt, Op Zee in d'oorloch Eyslyk dondert waar voor de Staat, hen die dit Gelt, In Hollants Lants kas had bestelt Vereerd' een Gift van drie ten hondert' (Medal commemoratingt the Hearth Tax. In Holland a Hearth Tax was paid whilst the Dutch Fleet with thunderbolts fough against Britiah sea power and the state made a present of three per cent to those who collected this tax). 'G.V.Eckhout, In Amsterdam gecollecteert in de 25-Wyk Ao.1668.' (Collected in Amsterdam in the 25th quarter year 1668).

Object Details

ID: SEC1268
Type: Medal cast
Display location: Not on display
Places: Amsterdam
Events: Second Anglo-Dutch War; 1665-1667
Date made: 1666
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Wellcome Collection
Measurements: Overall: 8 mm x 73 mm

Your Request

If an item is shown as “offsite”, please allow eight days for your order to be processed. For further information, please contact Archive staff:

Tel: (during Library opening hours)

Click “Continue” below to continue processing your order with the Library team.