Volharding Moed Vertrouwen MCMXLII [Perseverance Courage Trust MCMXLII]

Volharding Moed Vertrouwen MCMXLII [Perseverance Courage Trust MCMXLII]
  • Title :     Volharding Moed Vertrouwen MCMXLII [Perseverance Courage Trust MCMXLII]
  • Artist:     Marinus Kutterink Designer, possibly Koninklijke Begeer (Royal Begeer) Manufacturer, possibly
  • Accession:     TD1991.15.44
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     1942
  • Dimensions:     Inches 2-3/4 diameter, Centimeters 7.0 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Allegory , Transportation , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design , Commemoration
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1991.15.44 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1991.15.44 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
A circular bronze medal commemorating Rotterdam Maas River Tunnel; obverse depicts a seated Batavia surrounded by her personifications of industry: labor (at left, male standing with a hammer in his hand), transportation (at right, woman standing with a winged wheel and a branch with flower in hand), and commerce (at right, seated woman holding staff of Mercury in one hand and a ship for sea trade at her feet), the coat of arms of Rotterdam (?) and the motto "Perseverance, Courage, Trust;" reverse side depicts Nieuwe Maas ("New Meuse"), a river with a port and a new tunnel.