Lutheran Salzburg refugees in the Netherlands

The religion of the ruling prince or bishop determines the faith of the inhabitants. In the region of the Archbishop of Salzburg many Lutherans lived refusing to accept the political rules concerning “cuius region, eius religio” (who’s country, those religion).

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1732, Salzburger refugees leaving Salzburg

1732, medal on the exodus of the Salzburger refugees leaving Salzburg: Op God vertrouwen is de veiligste toevlucht ( To trust in God is the safest refuge). Inscription: Saltzburgse Vervolg:ing der Evan:gelische Prot:estanten 1732 ( Persecution of the Evangelical Protestants), reverse: Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matt.5:11,12. Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver 49 mm

1733 Medal on the entry of the Salzburg refugees in the Netherlands 4

1733 – medal on the entry of the Salzburg refugees in the Netherlands, screw medal or token box (same images as nr.77) with 17 painted images in the form of a cross. Two maps on the inside of the medal. Painter: Abraham Remshard, Augsburg: noble gentlemen with two companions welcomes a refugee, in the background the ships that carried them. In the middle the coat of arms of the Generalship of the Netherlands. Subscription in German: Holland a place-provided by God. Reverse: Place where the refugees worked. All-seeing eye. Subscription in German: God bless the work of our hands. silver 44 mm.

1733, Entry of the Salzburger refugees in the Netherlands 1

1733, medal on the entry of the Salzburger refugees in the Netherlands: Men in armour represents the seven provinces of the united Netherlands, he protects the refugees, Dutch subscription: The truths finds tranquility and peace : MDCCXXXIII, 1733. Reverse: Belgica, in the background a view of the waters of Zealand: Heaven distributes blessing. Legend:Saltzb:urgse Emig:ranten in de Vere:enigde Nederl:anden Aang:enomen. Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver 44 mm.

1733, Salzburg refugees in the Netherlands

1733 – medal on the entry of the Salzburg refugees in the Netherlands: same image as nr.74. Subscription however in German: Hier findt die Warheit Schuz und Ruh. Legend: MDCCXXXIII, 1733. Reverse: same image as nr 74. Inscription however in German: Dort schickt der Himmel Seegen zu. On the left signature of the medallist W. Legend: Aufnahm:e der Salzb.urger Emigr.anten in den Ver.einigten Niederl.anden. Medallist: Peter Paul Werner, silver 44 mm.

1733, Medal on the entry of the Salzburger refugees in the Netherlands

1733 – medal on the entry of the Salzburger refugees in the Netherlands: Belgica with lance and cap of liberty and the shield of the Seven United States of the Netherlands and other symbols. Inscription: Belgium foederatum/the United Netherlands. Reverse. Belgica protects with her shield the refugees and indicates the altar with the Holy Bible (Biblia Sacra). In front of the altar the Dutch Lion with seven arrows. Subscription: Refugium miseris /Refuge for the oppressed. In Hebrew JHWH. Legend: DCCC-Salisburgensib.us Sedes assignatae MDCCXXXIII/Domicile for 800 Salzburgers, 1733. Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver 49 mm

1733, Screw medal or token box

1733 – medal on the entry of the Salzburger refugees in the Netherlands, screw medal or token box (same images as nr.75) with 17 painted images in the form of a cross. Two maps on the inside of the medal. Painter: Abraham Remshard, Augsburg,Subscription however in German: Hier findt die Warheit Schuz und Ruh. Legend: MDCCXXXIII, 1733. Reverse: same image as nr 74. Subscription however in German: Dort schickt der Himmel Seegen zu. On the left the signature of the medallist W. Legend: Aufnahm:e der Salzb.urger Emigr.anten in den Ver.einigten Niederl.anden. Medallist: Peter Paul Werner, silver 45 mm.

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