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1695 - Siege and Recapture of Namur SOLD

This stunning silver medal by Jan Boskam commemorates the second siege and recapture of Namur on the 1 September1695 (Mi 132/383). The Allied forces of the Grand Alliance under the command of William III retook the city from the French, who had captured it in the first siege in 1692. The recapture of Namur has been called the most important event in the Nine Years' War. The reverse show the galloping figure of William III with the city of Namur in the background. The Latin legend reads, "In the presence of one-hundred thousand enemies repelled". The diameter is 59 mm and the condition better than Extremely Fine. The edge carries an old museum or collectors mark, C . or G18663. The medal has a bright tone. This medal has been sold.
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