History, Information, and Value of 1782 Loss of Saint Eustatius Medal
Value of 1782 Loss of Saint Eustatius Medal
This medal displays the loss of St. Eustatia by the Dutch to the English in 1782. Obverse features a woman, deemed to be Holland, kneeling to the right, as she leans against a staff topped by the hat of the Netherlands. She points towards the horn of plenty in front of her while behind her a the sun hides behind a cloud so that the sun’s rays illumine the scene. The legend reads, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, 1782.” The reverse bears only a six -line inscription that reads, “My inheritance has gone to others, and my property to strangers.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: en Leit Ons Niet in Verzoeking Maar Verlost Ons V. D. Boozen | and | Myne Erfdeelen | Zyn Tot Andere | Overgegaan | En Myn Eygen | Dommen Aan De | Vreemde .