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Netherlands: Boer Soldier, Alles Zal Recht Kom / Golden Calf

Netherlands: Boer Soldier, Alles Zal Recht Kom / Golden CalfNetherlands: Boer Soldier, Alles Zal Recht Kom / Golden Calf
Form: Circular
By: J.C. Wienecke, Royal Mint Utrecht
Date: 1900
Ref:  AM: 155; Hern: 354; Laidlaw: 0052;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
27 mmBronze$200

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Half-length figure of bearded Boer solder with hat and bandoleer, rifle at the ready, right. Ox wagon and driver behind on left. Mountain behind on right. Within quotes across above, divided by the soldier's head: "ALLES ZAL / RECHT KOM"

Reverse: Golden calf standing, left, on a dias with four steps. Across the top step: "1899 1900". Lying across the other steps, a clay tablet representing the law. On the left, two graves marked by crosses and a vulture. On the right, a vulture in flight. Above, an exploding bomb with billows of smoke and rays extending downwards behind the calf. Signed: "W.J.W" by lower right rim. Legend: "GOD BEHOEDE LAND EN VOLK".

Notes: Also exists and gold and silver. Set of Gold, silver and bronze medals issued in a case. Set of silver and bronze issue in a case.

The medals were commissioned by W.H. Zeeman of Arnheim. A cased set of three medals and a booklet were presented by Mr Zeeman to President Kruger at Arnheim on 2 December 1900 on his train journey from Cologne back to the Netherlands.