Fri, 20th Nov 2020 13:30

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

 
  Lot 1323
 

A PAIR OF MEDALS DEPICTING QUEEN WILHELMINA AND PRINCE HENDRIK OF THE NETHERLANDS

Sold for £95


Condition Report

View similar medal in the Central Museum Utretch online catalogue, here: https://www.centraalmuseum.nl/en/collection/33581-prijspenning-zangwedstrijd-utrechtsch-mannenkoor-euterpe-j-h-baars

 

EARLY 20TH CENTURY DUTCH SILVER MEDAL,
the obverse depicting the profile of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, inscribed 'Wilhelmina Koningin', marked 'H. Baars', the reverse depicting an angel pointing to blank cartouche, marked 'J.H. Baars', 65mm diameter, along with a commemorative medal depicting Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands (2)

Note: This medal pair depicts Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her husband, prince consort of the Netherlands, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin or Prince Hendrik (1876-1934). Wilhelmina was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948.

The Central Museum Utretcht houses a similar Wilhelmina medal within its collection. The museum catalogue records this medal as a singing competition prize medal from the Utrecht Men's Choir, circa 1920.

The medal depicting Prince Hendrik illustrates, to the reverse, a headstone with an angel. To the bottom right of the headstone, Prince Hendrik's coat of arms are visible. As such, this medal may commemorate the death of Prince Hendrik, who died in 1934, at the age of 58.

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