[Original etching and engraving/ets en gravure] Gedenkpenning bondgenootschap Frankrijk en Holland; medal alliance of France and Holland, 1666.
Reverse of a medal of the alliance between France and the United Provinces, 1666. France as Minerva holding her spear in her right hand, extending her shield over Holland with a lion reposing at her feet, with between them an altar and a cliff and sea behind them. Above: ‘RELIGIO FOEDERUM.’; below: ‘BATAVIS TERRA MARIQ. DEFENSIS. M.DC.LXVI.’ With below in letterpress a description of the medal and translations of the inscriptions into Dutch’. Used in: Historische gedenk-penningen van Lodewyk den XIV. T’Amsteldam, by Andries van Damme, 1712, p. 89.
Etching and engraving on laid paper, with margins; platemark: 78 x 77 mm; total: 157 x 108 mm; pasted onto paper; some light smudges.
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