1058190 | NETHERLANDS. Wolter Jan Gerrit Bentinck. (Baron, Captain, and Rear Admiral and Aide, 1745-1781) . 1781-Dated AR Medal. NGC MS64PL (Prooflike). By Johann Georg Holtzhey. 44mm. WOLTER JAN – BARON BENTINCK// als Kapitein den gewond 5–/ als Schout by nagt en Adjud/ overl. den 24-begr./ 28. Aug. 1781. . A funeral urn with a cypress wreath, on a square pedestal; at the foot of the urn on the right, the cap and caduceus of Mercury; on the face of the monument is a tablet bearing the arms of Bentinck. The shield is surmounted by a Baron's coronet; on the left of the monument is a trophy of arms– a lance with a wreath of laurel on its point, an elliptical shield, cannon, flag, etc; on the right, on the sea, the Admiral's ship, the Batavier, its flags at half mast; the spear point and a crown of starts separates the words JAN and BARON of the legend. / DEUGDS BELONGING (Recompense of valor)// OP/ HOOG GEZAG. (By high authority) in ornate frame below. Monument with shield surmounted by a naval crown, and bearing letters A – A, (Admiralty of Amsterdam), with two anchors crossed in saltire; overlaid by a smaller shield with lion rampant, crowned and holding a sword and a cluster of arrows. The front of the monument has a circular tablet with an angel holding a palm branch and trampling on English roses; inscribed below, OP DOGGERSBANK (For Doggersbank). Flags, cannon, muskets, and other weapons to either side; signed, I. G. HOLTZHEY FEC. Betts-587; van Loon 565.
Battle of Doggersbank. Superb and exceptional, fully prooflike.
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Wolter Jan Gerrit, Baron Bentinck, who commanded the Batavier in the battle of Doggersbank, was born July 39, 1745. He was mortally wounded in the fight, having distinguished himself by his bravery, and was made Rear Admiral a few days before his death.