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A Dutch silver medal commemorating the death of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon

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A Dutch silver medal commemorating the death of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1598-1653) at the Battle of Scheveningen, 1653, by Wouter Müller, three-quarter bust of Tromp, wearing badge of the Order of St. Michael, two putti above with trumpets and a wreath formed of military trophies, cast inscription Myn hert en handt was voor het landt (my heart and hand were for my country), the reverse with naval battle with ship sinking in the foreground, cast inscription Waarom doet muller Tromp door kunst van goudt en silver leeven: om dat hy d’yser eew door krygsdeugd heeft verdreven den 10 aug 1653 (Why does the art of Muller make Tromp live in gold and silver? Because he chased out the age of iron by military honour of 10 August 1653), 73mm diameter Note: Maarten Tromp was one of Holland’s greatest naval heroes joining the Dutch navy in 1622 and rising through the ranks until he became commander of the Dutch fleet. He was killed by a musket shot in 1653, during the Anglo-Dutch War of 1652-1653.
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