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Supplement a l'histoire metallique de la Republique de Hollande
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1690
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in
Title page for the Supplement to "L'histoire metallique de la republique de Hollande". Features an engraving with two coins and two vessels, one of the latter labeled "WIVEL". The top coin bears a boar's head on one face and a sword held above flames in the other. The bottom coin has a coat of arms on one face and a crowned man riding a horse-sea serpent chimera on the other. Text at bottom of the page and on verso discusses the meaning of the text and symbolism on the coins in French.