Dogger Bank Medal, (in silver, stamped "S")

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SKU: 02.NLD.0101.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2250+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$2250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Netherlands
  • Makers
    Johnann Heinrich Schepp
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: DOGGER BANK PAX QVAERITVR BELLO AVG MDCCLXXXI Rev: MVNIFICENTIA PRINCIPIS AVRIACI EXIMIAE VIRTUTIS PRAEMIVM
  • Size
    28x36mm
  • Version Remarks
    It is possible that Johann Heinrich Schepp was merely the engraver of the medal.

History


The Dogger Bank Medal was awarded in recognition of service in the Battle of Dogger Bank in 1781, a conflict between the Dutch and British fleets during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784). It is recognised as the first military medal of the Netherlands.

It was awarded to military personnel who took part in this battle, including Officers, Junior Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted men.

The Silver Medal features an obverse inscription that can be translated to "Peace is Sought by War," and a reverse inscription that can be translated to "The Reward for Extraordinary Valour, By the Munificence of the Prince of Orange." It was awarded to Officers and Junior Officers on a red, white, and blue striped ribbon, and to Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men on an orange ribbon.

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