1058187 | NETHERLANDS. 1781-Dated AR Medal. NGC MS62PL (Prooflike).
By Adriaan van Baerll. Edge: Plain. 31mm. TER BEVEYLIGING VAN SCHEPEN EN VOLK// IACOB VEN DER/ WINT., in exergue. Sailing ship within legend /
1780/ DEN 29 DEC :/ VAN/ VLAARDING/ UYT GEZEILT/ OM ONSE VLOOT VAN/ DEN OORLOG KENNIS/ TE GEVEN . EN OP TE/ ONTBIEDE ./ BEHOUDE BINNE/ GEKOOMEN/ DEN XI . JAN :/ 1781. Inscription between dates above and below; with the engraver's initials A.V.B in exergue. Betts 574; van Loon 554.
In commemoration of Van der Wint and the escape of the Dutch Fishing Fleet, prior to Dutch support of the United States against England in the Revolutionary War.
Includes original collector's envelope.
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Jacob van der Windt (1745-1792) was able to get the fishing fleet back to Vlaardingen and save it from destruction by the British.