Commissie voor Aangehouden Lading [Commission for Hold Up Cargo]

 
Commissie voor Aangehouden Lading [Commission for Hold Up Cargo]
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  • Title :     Commissie voor Aangehouden Lading [Commission for Hold Up Cargo]
  • Artist:     J.C. (Johannes Cornelis) Wienecke Designer
  • Accession:     TD1991.15.48
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 2-5/8 diameter, Centimeters 6.7 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Sea Trade , Trade/Commerce , Mythology , World War II 1940-1945 , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1991.15.48 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1991.15.48 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda
Description:
Circular bronze medal depicting on obverse a hand emerging from the water holding a trident; set against a port with cranes loading various goods and cargo; reverse depicts a ship at sea sailing next to visible sea mines floating in the water as air planes fly against clouds in the background; the Dutch coat of arms (a crowned rampant lion holding a sword and arrows) is located at top center flanked with barbed wire.