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Gold Dutch East India Company medal

Robert Arondeaux1702

British Museum

British Museum

This medal commemorates the centenary of the formation of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602. The obverse of the medal depicts a crowned female figure, seated, holding a wreathed sword in right hand with her left arm resting on a pedestal with cornucopias emptying their contents to left and right. The reverse of the medal shows an antique ship under sail passing columns of Hercules with the sun rising on the horizon.

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  • Title: Gold Dutch East India Company medal
  • Creator: Robert Arondeaux
  • Date Created: 1702
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: diameter 67mm, weight 182.62g
  • Technique: struck
  • Registration number: G3,FD.106
  • Material: gold
  • Copyright: © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum link: G3,FD.106

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