Ooltgensplaat medal 1813
(Medaille van Ooltgensplaat)
Instituted 1814
Amount issued


Value category Ultra Rare

In 1813 Napoleons power in Europe was shrinking rapidly. In many cities in the Netherlands, then occupied by the French, people challenged French power to regain freedom.

A medal to honour those soldiers and civilians for the capture of fortress "Duquesne" at Ooltgensplaat. Ooltgensplaat is on the isle of Flakkee, Southern Holland..

Obverse: "Voor moed en vaderlandsliefde" (For bravery and patriotism). Reverse: Duquesne 4 dec 1813. Diameter: 40mm. Material: silver.

The medal shown left is in the collection of the museum of the chancery of dutch orders in Apeldoorn