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Exceptional Medal by Bijlaer

CNG 103, Lot: 1139. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). Maurits van Oranje. Stadhouder, 1585-1625. AR Medal (66.5mm, 54.92 g, 12h). Naval Victories over the Spanish. By Jan van Bijlaer. Dated 1624. Armored and draped bust facing slightly right, wearing elaborate ruff; around, Mauritius D · G · Princeps Auricæ, Com : Naß &c Prov : confœ ; Gub : in script; in margin above, clasped hands holding bundle of arrows, coats-of-arms of the seven provinces with ribbons naming each / Crowned coat-of-arms within Garter inscribed HONI · SOIT · QVI · MAL · Y· PENSE ·; all within wreath; below, ribbon inscribed “Ie Maintiendray” over 16 Cum Privil 24. Eimer 103; MI 231/91; Betts 22; Van Loon II, p. 155; Künker 141, lot 4438. Choice EF, deeply toned. Very rare.