61. 1763 Founding of the Lutheran Orphanage of The Hague
1763, Founding of the Lutheran Orphanage of The Hague: Lutheran swan, on the left and right the orphan-girls and boys, with bread from heaven under the sun: Hebr.eën hoofdstuk XIII vers 5: I will never leave you or forsake you. Subscription: THREN.oi hoofdstuk V. v.ers 3 (Lamentations): We have become orphans, fatherless. Legend: Sic Coelitus per Cordum Inclinationum Cygnea Hagae Comitum Alitur Proles / The youth of the Lutheran Congregation of The Hague is mercyfully fed from heaven.
Ps. LXXVIII v.ers 23: Reverse: Triangle with Hebrew subscrition JHWH, and: HIC DEUS OMNIA/God is everything. Two coats of arms: Exod.us hoofdstuk 11 v.ers 9: “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed it. In Perpetuam Memoriam Coetui Lutherano Hagi:ensi Concessae Libertatis Erigendi Orphanotrophium. D:ie VI. IUN.ii MDCXXXIII,/ In eternal commemoration of the Lutheran congregation in The Hague on account of the granted freedom of founding an orphanage.
Legend: Ampliss.imi Magistr.atus Hagiens.es. Non Pauca Fecerunt. Praepot.entes Or¬din.es Holl.andiae et WestFris.iae Permulta, N. v. Swinderen F. It’s not little that was contributed by the governors of the Hague, still more by the honourable gentlemen of the States of Holland and Westfriesland.
Medallist: Nicolaas van Swinderen, silver 44 mm.