Medals & Coins




Medals, and coins


The medals in this collection are from Dutch soldiers operating in the Dutch East Indies and include medals awarded to military personnel fighting in the different actions in Aceh, Timor, New Guinea.

The other medals are commemorating the opening of an commercial enterprise, including life-stock and agriculture fair. Also sport events, commemorating a number of years a factory or other like Railways, Banking etc. Sometimes a military action is remembered by a medal, i.e. The Expedition against the Balinese on Lombok in 1894.

The photographs present the front and back.

The pieces present a mixture of early coins with others being commemorative medals, covering a multitude of subjects, ranging from military actions, cattle exhibitions to jubilees of sporting events as well as corporate and infrastructural bodies.

We have been unable to study this aspect with any depth.