Medal to commemorate Michiel de Ruyter, Christoffel Adolphi, 1676

Medal to commemorate Michiel de Ruyter, Christoffel Adolphi, 1676

silver (metal), t 0.6cm × d 7.1cm × w 102.74gr. More details

This commemorative medal was designed to mark the funeral of Admiral de Ruyter on 18 March 1677. The obverse bears a portrait of the admiral, the reverse an image of a naval battle. Joachim Oudaen wrote a poem to commemorate De Ruyter’s death, which ends with the line ‘He colours his laurels with his blood’. De Ruyter was thus a true hero. Both examples of the medal come from the De Ruyter family.

On display in room 2.15-05

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