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1869 Large and Heavy Bronze Medal Rotterdam the Netherlands 250th Anniversary The Remonstrant Brotherhood By Jacque Elion

  • $ 67.77


Description: A large and heavy 1869 bronze medal by Jacob Samuel Cohen Elion (Jacques) issued in the Netherlands. The medal depicts two women standing with a branch between them. The women which is in high relief, are surrounded by the legend "NIHIL SPECTAVIMVS, NIHIL OPTAVIMVS, NIHIL QUAESIVIMVS ALIVD, QVAM AVREAM ILLAM" along the edge of the obverse and the inside legend "ET QVAE INTER SERVITVTEM ET LICENTIAM MEDIA INTEREST LIBERTATEM" both of which loosely translate which translates to "No action and nothing I have sought but gold; Service and freedom of religion are important." The reverse has the legend ""SOCIETATIS REMONSTRANTIUM; NATALIS; DUCENTESIMUS QUINQUAGESIMUS; CELEBRATUS ROTERODAMI; KAL. JVN followed by a date in Roman Numerals" in the center within a wreath. The legend translated loosely to the 250th Anniversary of the Remonstrant Brotherhood in Rotterdam." This medal was issued to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Remonstrant Brotherhood in Rotterdam, an old pre-Calvinism reformed church. The medal is marked J. Elion on the obverse. The medal has a plain edge and a beautiful reddish-brown patina with some lighter areas in the field. It is a truly nice looking large and heavy medal, which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1869.

Origin: The Netherlands.

Artist: Jacob Samuel Cohen Elion or Jacque Elion.

Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~97 grams and is ~60 millimeters in diameter.

Maker: Jacque Elion. Marks: J. ELION.F. in raised lettering on the bottom of the obverse.

Reference: Similar example at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem Netherlands.

Condition: For international buyers, please note that on January 20, 2018 the new US postal rates for overseas shipping went into effect for first class shipments, which we are unable to change. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. The medal is in extremely fine condition or much better. The medal has minimum wear to the high point, no appreciable scratching or dings to the surface. It is has no stains but has spots of uneven coloration in the fields. The patina is a bit uneven but the medal is still beautiful with one or two shallow nicks to the edge. If this was a coin I would grade it as About Uncirculated or better. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.

 


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