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Netherlands: Boer War: Werwond Maar Niet Met Wonden Wegens Dapper Volharding vor Vryheid: Steijn

Netherlands: Boer War: Werwond Maar Niet Met Wonden Wegens Dapper Volharding vor Vryheid: SteijnNetherlands: Boer War: Werwond Maar Niet Met Wonden Wegens Dapper Volharding vor Vryheid: Steijn
Form: Cross pattee with large central medallion. Attached loop for ring.
By: ?
Date: 1902
Ref:  AM: 129; Hern: 292; Laidlaw: 0747;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
29.6 mmGilded Silver & Blue Enamel$180

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust of Steijn, front, flanked by sprig of laurel (left) and oak (right). On a ribbon below: "1899 * 1902". On the arms of the cross against a blue enamel background: "VERWOND (top) MAAR (right) NIET MET (bottom) WONDEN (left)”

Reverse: Lion standing, right, on a blank scroll. On the arms of the cross against a blue enamel background: "WEGENS (top) DAPPER (right) VOLHARDING (bottom) VOR VRYHEID (left)".

Notes: The front and back inscriptions in Dutch together translate as, "Injured but not because of the wounds endured by the brave fighters for freedom".

Possibly made by Begeer of Holland. A similar medal (Laidlaw 0338) was made for President Kruger.