Pewter off-metal strike of a history medal on the third centenary of the invention of printing by Laurens Koster, designed by M. Holtzey
Obverse: Seated maiden with fasces offering on a burning altar, surrounded by 3 angels. Above her 4 coats of arms of the mayors, in the distance the city of Haarlem and the Spaarne with ship - MEMORIÆ SACRVM (M. HOLTZEY FECIT)
Exergue : HARLEMVM / MDCCXL
Reverse: Coster in the Haarlemmerhout looking up to Minerva, on the left a printing press.
Excergue: TYPOGRAPHIA / HIC PRIMVM INVENTA /CIRCA ANN.MCCCCXL.
Weight: 53.43 g
Diameter: Ø 62 mm
Reference: see v. Loon 145
Quality: XF, details light signs of corrosion
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This lot will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured
- Historiepenning 3de eeuwfeest boekdrukkunst
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1740 Laurens Janszoon Coster