Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 50 Jarig Bestaan 13 Mei 1870 1920 [Steam Navigation Company The Netherlands 50th Anniversary 13 May 1870 1920]

 
Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 50 Jarig Bestaan 13 Mei 1870 1920 [Steam Navigation Company The Netherlands 50th Anniversary 13 May 1870 1920]
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  • Title :     Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 50 Jarig Bestaan 13 Mei 1870 1920 [Steam Navigation Company The Netherlands 50th Anniversary 13 May 1870 1920]
  • Artist:     J.C. (Johannes Cornelis) Wienecke Designer Rijksmunt (Royal Mint) Manufacturer, possibly
  • Accession:     TD1990.83.40
  • Country:     Netherlands Utrecht, possibly
  • Date:     1920
  • Dimensions:     Inches 1/8 2-1/2 diameter, Centimeters 0.3 6.4 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Travel , Ocean Travel , Transportation , Commemoration , Sea Trade , Colonialism , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.83.40 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1990.83.40 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Colonialism~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
Description:
Circular silver or zinc medallion with obverse depicting a steamboat in sea, with cloudy sky above; at the bottom vegetables and other trading goods coming out of cornucopia to the left and right, the cornucopias beginning at the top center in a cartouche for the company's emblem; reverse consists of an inscription on outer rim and in center field, surrounded by foliage and flowers (oak for the west, a lotus/waterlily for the east), left and right the coat of arms of Amsterdam (left) and another city or country, possibly Indonesian.