Maatschappij Tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen 1863-1913 [Society for the Exploitation of State Railroads 1863-1913]

 
Maatschappij Tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen 1863-1913 [Society for the Exploitation of State Railroads 1863-1913]
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  • Title :     Maatschappij Tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen 1863-1913 [Society for the Exploitation of State Railroads 1863-1913]
  • Artist:     J.C. (Johannes Cornelis) Wienecke Designer
  • Accession:     TD1990.253.8
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     1913
  • Dimensions:     Inches 2-1/2 diameter, Centimeters 6.4 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Commemoration , Railroads , Travel , Metal/Metal Design , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.253.8 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1990.253.8 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
Description:
Circular bronze medallion with obverse depicting a locomotive on a railway; reverse side depicts a railway station hall and encircled by an inscription; a signpost near a railway station indicates that it is possiblly the Amsterdam Central Station with the two characteristic half-circular roofs of this station building being vaguely depicted in the center behind; the frame of the 'hall' is crowned by a symbol with elements suggesting speed, transport and commerce (wings, Mercury staff, torch, arrow, often used by railway companies); foliate decoration at rim's edge.