Silver token, struck on the occasion of the Peace of Munster and Westphalia in 1648
Approx. 59 mm, weight approx. 36.5 grams
Quality: approx. Extremely Fine
Front: illuminated by a radiant sun, the goddess of peace Pax, with a cornucopia in her right arm and Mercury staff and reins in her left, rides in a sun chariot of which the wheels and spokes are formed by a sun face. The chariot is drawn by two lions, the front with sceptre and royal crown of Spain and the rear with arrow bundle and crown of the States General. The weaponry is under the chariot. In the field on two lines: PAX / HISPANO. BATAVA. Inscription: (rose) ET * IVNCTI * CVRRVM * DOMIN∆ * SVBIERE * LEONES /
Reverse side on ten lines: PACIS.FŒLICITAS/ ORBI.CHRISTIANO.QVA .RESTITVTA/ QVA. AD.INCITAMENTVM. DEMONSTRATA/ TOT. REGNIS. ET. PROVINCIIS/ AD. VTRVMQVE. SOLEM. VTRVMQ3 OCEANVM/ TERRA. MARIQVE. PARTA. SECVRITAS / TRANQVILLITATIS. PVBLIC∆/ SPE. ET VOTO /MONASTERY. WESTPHA / ANNO. MDCXLVIII
This token was made as a commission from the Spanish negotiator Peňaranda to serves as a gift in gold to those who were directly involved in the peace between Spain and the States General. In addition, silver tokens were struck to commemorate these important peace negotiations in the image of the gold version.
Reference: Dethlefs-Ordelheide 27, Pax-96, Goppel-680.
- Silver medal
- 1648 Vrede van Munster en Vrede van Westfalen