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Medal commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588

MEC0012
Commemorative medals

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Collection Commemorative medals, Coins and medals
Gallery locationTudor and Stuart Seafarers Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleHistorical Association: Prince Maurice of Orange
EventsAnglo-Spanish War: Spanish Armada, 1588

Object details:

Object ID MEC0012
Description Medal commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588. Obverse: Engagement of the fleets, above in clouds the name of Jehovah in Hebrew. Legend: 'FLAVIT [JEHOVAH] . ET . DISSIPATI . SVNT 1588' (He blew and they were scattered). Reverse: A church founded on a rock amid violent waves; shield of Prince Maurice of Orange below. Legend: 'ALLIDOR . NON . LAEDOR' (I am assailed not injured). The Dutch Prins Maurits asked the maker, Gerard van Blyaer to make this medal of the defeat of the Armada.
Date made 1588

Artist/Maker Bylaer, Gerard van
Place made Netherlands
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 51 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588 (MEC0012)
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