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Artist Jean George Holtzhey
English: 28.9-gram silver medallion, which Holtzhey struck upon the Netherlands' 19 April 1782 recognition of the United States. The face of the medal declares “Libera Soror,” or “A Free Sister,” and depicts Holland on the left as an armed woman and the United States on the right as a Native American woman. Holland uses a staff to place a Phrygian Cap upon America's head, while America holds a shield bearing thirteen stars and rests a foot upon the head of a chained lion. The reverse features the unicorn of the arms of England, prostrate with its horn broken against a rock cliff. The inscription reads, “Tyrannis virtute repulsa / sub Galliae auspiciis,” which translates to “Tyranny repelled by valor / under the auspices of France”.
Nederlands: Zilveren penning ter ere van erkenning onafhankelijkheid Verenigde Staten in 1782. Voorzijde: "Libera Soror / Solemni Decr Agn / 19 April 1782"; beschenen door hemelicht schudden de Nederlanden, afgebeeld als gehelmde vrouw en Amedend altaar; Nederland houdt op speer rustende vrijheidshoed boven hoofd van Amerika, die keten, waarmee zij vast zat aan luipaard dat aan haar voeten ligt, heeft verbroken. Keerzijde: "“Tyrannis virtute repulsa / sub Galliae auspiciis”; uitgepute eenhoorn met afgebroken hoorn, liggend aan voet van steile rots.
Date 19 April 1782
Source/Photographer Photo taken 2011-12-23 12:44:07 by AlfvanBeem in Teylers Museum


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