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Plaque Medal of Queen Wilhelmina visiting the Royal Dutch Mint at Utrecht in 1911, 1911

  • bronze
  • 49.4 x 42 mm
  • Inv. 1913-AD

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Since 1648, the Utrecht Mint had been located in the buildings of the former Sintt-Cecilia monastery. Despite repeated attempts by the city of Amsterdam to have the Mint of the Kingdom of the Netherlands moved, it remained in Utrecht, even when it was decided to design a new Mint building. It was erected in Dutch Renaissance style to plans by the state architect C.H. Peeters, at the junction of the Rhine and the Merwedekanaal. An official opening never took place. However, Queen Wilhelmina did visit the new Mint on 23 June 1911. After her visit to the workrooms, the queen struck the first golden tenner with the new imagery, after a design by J.C. Wienecke, the Rijks stamp cutter. He then also designed this plaque, representing the melting and casting of precious metal. The queen received a copy, with a coat of arms and a modified inscription on the reverse, as a memento of her visit. At the Salon of the Medal in Ghent in 1913, where this medal was purchased, the artist also exhibited a silver specimen.


Johannes Wienecke RKD
Heiligenstadt (Thüringen) 1872 - Apeldoorn 1945

's Rijks Munt
workshop / studio

Title Plaque Medal of Queen Wilhelmina visiting the Royal Dutch Mint at Utrecht in 1911
Date 1911
Period 20th century
Location Utrecht TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature below: IN HET SMELTHUIS J.C.Wienecke
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1913-AD
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 43A4241 coins specially minted for the occasion (triumphal entry, etc.) (Dutch: 'strooipenningen') Iconclass
44BB113 king - BB - female ruler Iconclass
46A17 working class, labourers Iconclass
46A170 Labour Iconclass
47A21 workshop-interior Iconclass
61BB2 historical persons - BB - woman Iconclass
Algemeene Wereldtentoonstelling te Gent in 1913 (Paleis der Schoone Kunsten, 1 mei - 1 november 1913) : Groep II. Schoone Kunsten ; Klasse 9b ; Gesneden Penningen (Salon van de medailles) / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Drukkerij (Oud Huis We Monnom), 1913 (lijst 314, nr. 5-6, p. 165)
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