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Medal commemorating the Battle of the Texel and the death of Admiral Tromp, 1653

MEC0237
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Object ID MEC0237
Description Medal commemorating the Battle of the Texel and the death of Admiral Maarten HarpertszoonTromp, 1653. Obverse: Bust of Admiral Tromp (three-quarters) in a falling collar and mantled armour. Legend: 'MARTINVS . HERPERTI . TROMPIUS EQUES . ET . THALASSIAR . HOLLANDIAE . XX ANS' (Martin Harpertzoon Tromp, Knight, and Admiral of Holland twenty years). Reverse: Stern view of a naval engagement. Starboard-quarter view of three ships in foreground. Legend: 'VICTOR . HOSTIUM . FORTITER . PRO . PATRIA . PUGNANS .OCCUBUIT 10 . AUG . AN . DOM : CICIC CCIII' (Conqueror of his enemies, he died fighting bravely for his country, 10 August 1653).
Date made 1653

Artist/Maker J. Livens
D. van Riswick
Place made Netherlands
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 71 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the Battle of the Texel and the death of Admiral Tromp, 1653 (MEC0237)
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