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RSA (Pre-1994): Jan van Riebeeck & Maria de la Queillerie

RSA (Pre-1994): Jan van Riebeeck & Maria de la QueillerieRSA (Pre-1994): Jan van Riebeeck & Maria de la Queillerie
Form: Circular. Proof-like
By: Pagliari / Cape Mint / SA Historical Mint
Date: 1979
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1033;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
16.1 mmGold (22 ct)3.6 gm$100

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Conjoined bareheaded busts of van Riebeeck & de la Queillerie, left. Signed: "PAGLIARI" below. Legend above: "JAN VAN RIEBEECK . MARIA DE LA QUILLERIE" and below: "1652".

Reverse: Coat of arms of the South African Historical Mint with antelope supporters, crest and motto: "HISTORIA DOCET". Across, divided by the coat of arms: "1979". Legend above: "HISTORIESE MUNT S.A. HISTORICAL MINT" and below between stops: "FYNGOUD 1/10OZ FINE GOLD".

Notes: Van Riebeeck landed three ships, the Drommedaris, Reijger and Goede Hoop, to establish a settlement in the Cape for the Dutch East India Company in 1652. He was married to Maria de la Quellerie.

The occasion in 1979 marked by this medal is not known.