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Obv. Neptune in biga drawn by seahorses to right; above to left and right, blowing wind; below floating in the waves, nest with kingfishers flying off. Legend: MOTOS PRÆSTAT COMPONERE FLVCTVS (=it is better to control the billowing waves)
Rev. On a banner it reads: HALCYONIBUS REDVCTIS / SENATVS AMSTELOD / CIVIBVS SVIS HOC / ANTIQVÆ VIRTVTIS / SPECTAT ÆQ FIDEI / PRÆMIUM LARGITVR (The Halcyons having returned, the city council of Amsterdam gives its citizens this gift of ancient virtue and wondrous faith); Again two kingfishers in a nest floating on the sea, in exergue MDCXVI.
|Materiaal||Zilver 25.540 gr|
|referentie||vL. IV 161/221.3|
|Extra||De kleine penning voor de schutters|
|Bijzonderheid||The riots ocurred in January 1696 when the city’s undertakers, concerned by funeral reforms including steep taxes to fund the war with France, took to the streets and sacked a number of official buildings. They were almost immediately put down by troops who were rushed to the city by the authorities.|