A DUTCH SILVER MEDAL OF WILLIAM III OF ORANGE, JERIAN POOL, AMSTERDAM, DATED 1657
the front tooled with a profile of a young William III, the verso tooled in Dutch: Al lag d' oranje boom geknot dit eedel Spruitje wierd van Godt, gekoestert in Mariaas schoot. Des leeft de Vader na zyn doodt, gelyk een Fenix, in zyn Zoon. Hy groei en bloei en span de kroon in deugd en Princelik verstand, tot hel en hail van Vaderland. 1657
4.6cm., 1 ¾ in. diameter
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Light wear. Good condition overall for age.
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David Jones, The Life of King William III, Late King of England and Prince of Orange, London, 1705, pg. 6, plate 2.