1031218 | NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. 1655 (ND) Cast AR Medal. Choice About Uncirculated. By Pieter van Abeele. Edge: ~.~. 83mm. 100.31gm. COM. WILH. HOC INSIGNE/ AMSTELODAMO DONO, 13 DEDIT 42, in exergue. Within a wreath of oak leaves William V seated, presenting the new arms to the city Burghers while a dog is watching him; signed below throne. On a pillar the old arms of Amsterdam. / CAES. MAX. CORNAM IMP:/ DONAVIT AMSTELO/ 14 DAMO 88. Within a wreath of oak leaves Maximilian presenting the Imperial crown to a Burgher who holds the shield o farms; at right, a boy gestures to a dog at the feet of the Emperor. Van Loon I 254; Fred.-28 (28a page 16); cf. K.A. Citroen, Amsterdam silversmiths and their marks (page 195, nf. 1003).

Struck on the occasion of the inauguration of the new city hall in Amsterdam.

Scenes depicting the granting of arms to the city by William V of Holland in 1342 and the granting of the Imperial crown above the arms by the Emperor Maximilian I of Austria in 1488.

The dogs on the obverse and reverse refer to the old arms of Amsterdam with the ship on it on which a dog was also depicted.

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. 1655 (ND) Cast AR Medal. Choice About Uncirculated. By Pieter van Abeele. Edge: ~.~. 83mm. 100.31gm. COM. WILH. HOC INSIGNE/ AMSTELODAMO DONO, 13 DEDIT 42, in exergue. Within a wreath of oak leaves William V seated, presentin

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