Nederland-W-Indie Kerstvlucht De Snip 1934 [Netherlands-W-Indies Christmas Flight The Snipe 1934]

 
Nederland-W-Indie Kerstvlucht De Snip 1934 [Netherlands-W-Indies Christmas Flight The Snipe 1934]
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  • Title :     Nederland-W-Indie Kerstvlucht De Snip 1934 [Netherlands-W-Indies Christmas Flight The Snipe 1934]
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Koninklijke Begeer (Royal Begeer) Manufacturer
  • Accession:     83.1.372
  • Country:     Netherlands Utrecht
  • Date:     1934
  • Dimensions:     Inches 2 diameter, Centimeters 5.1 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Aviation , Colonialism , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     83.1.372 OBVERSE.JPG, 83.1.372 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Colonialism~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
Description:
Circular bronze medal with obverse depicting an airplane that is called the Snipe with water on the right side and holly branch, to indicate Christmas, on the left side of the medal; also depicted is what is possibly the coat of arms of 17th century West Indies; on the reverse is depicted an airplane flying over waters with the coat of arms the Netherlands (crowned rampant lion) on the left side.