This medal commemorates the Dutch request that Queen Elizabeth provide active help in the revolt against Spain. She ultimately provided a force led by Robert Dudley, one of her closest associates (he was often thought as the possible consort). In the end, the expedition proved a failure (source: Nomos)
Grade: EF/EF+ with attractive light toning, only one very small edge bump - a superb example!
Weight: 45.48 g
Diameter: 52 mm
Ref.: Eimer 53. MI I, p. 139, 99. Van Loon I, p. 369. i
Obverse: (rose)xDEOxOPTxMAXx LAVSx ETxHONORxINxO-ExÆVVMxQVODx (= To the best and greatest God be praise and honor for ever, because... ) Elizabeth I of England enthroned facing, crowned, holding orb and scepter, and wearing robes decorated with the Tudor rose; below her feet, hydra; below and to the right, five naked boys, each holding a shield, bearing, from left to right, the arms of Guelderland, Holland, Zealand, Utrecht and Friesland; to left, the Earl of Leicester, standing right, holding the right side of the queen’s cloak with both hands and treading on the hydra’s tail with his right foot; in exergue, 1587
Reverse: xQVEMxDEVSxCONFICIETxSPIRITVxORISxSVIx (= Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth ) Hebrew name of Jehovah in clouds and rays; below, Pope, cardinals, bishops and nun, chalice and wafers, all falling from heaven
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- Historical Medal
- Jaar / Periode en Variatie
- 1587 A.D.: on Queen Elizabeth’s I support for the United Provinces - by G. van Bylaer / Bijlaer
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