98. Hoorn 1701 Lottery Medal

Hoorn, 1701, lottery medal

Interior of the building “De Doelen” in which the lottery took place. Present are the minister and other church officials. Between the two lottery boxes an orphan is the person that draws the lots. View of the Lutheran Church through the open doors. Subscription: Ter gedagtenis van de loterye voor de Lutersche Kerk tot Hoorn; Anno 1701.( In commemoration of the lottery in favour of the Lutheran Church at Hoorn) Reverse: Aan Cornelia Schadé, Komt Nichje! neemt dees Penning aan / Die u Grootvader u wou schenken / Om aan de moeit bij hem gedaan / Voor d’Hoornse Lootery te denken / En wenscht u daarbij ’t Heil van god / Als ’t allerhoogste zielen Lot: Joh. Nieuland ( To Cornelia Schadé, Come, niece, accept this medal as a present from your grandfather and as a commemoration of his devotion for the lottery in Hoorn. He wishes you God’s salvation as the best a soul can get. Joh. Nieuland.

In the archives of the Lutheran congregation of Hoorn is still the bill of the assets and liabilities of this lottery. The profits were more than two thousand guilders. This unique oval medal was part of the collection of Princess Marianne of the Netherlands and was auctioned in 1933 by the numismatic firm Schulman. Nowadays it is the property of the Westfries Museum Hoorn. silver, 82×72 mm.

Hoorn 1701 lottery medal

Hoorn 1701 lottery medal

Hoorn 1701 lottery medal

Hoorn 1701 lottery medal

Hoorn, 1701, loterijpenning