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Medal commemorating the victories at Öland, Langeland and Kjoge, 1676-1677
Medal commemorating the victories at Öland, Langeland and Kjöge, 1676-1677. Obverse: Crowned monogram of King Christian V in centre, with inscription above and below; a hand emerging from a cloud (left) inscription 'Dies salutis'; a group of cherubs (right) inscription 'Dicunt posteris'; a rayed Jehovah in Hebrew above and a naval crown below. Legend: (above monogram) 'NUMINIS AUSPICIIS FELICI SUB REGIMINE SERENISSIMI & POTENTISSIMI PRINCI . AC DOMINI DOMINI'; (below monogram) 'REGIS DANIAE . NORVEGIAE . VANDALORUM . GOTH . DUCIS SCHLES . HOLSAT . STORM . & DITMAR . COMITIS IN OLDEN- BORG & DELMENHORST TER HOSTILI CLASSE I . SUB OLAN- DIA II . PROPE LANGELANDIAM III . IN SINU IUXTA COAGI- UM PROFLIGATA & UNDECIM PRIMI ORDINIS NAVI- BUS BELLICIS CUM OMNI APPARATU . INTERCEPTIS . CORONA HAEC COMPARATA EST.' (By the help of God under the happy rule of the most serene and powerful prince and overlord [Christian V], King of Denmark, Norway, the Wends and Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn and Ditmarschen, Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, the hostile fleet having been thrice defeated and scattered, I. off Oland, II. near Langeland, III. in Kjöge Bay, and eleven first-class warships captured with all their equipment, this crown was won.) Reverse: Naval action in Kjoge Bay, port quarter view of the Swedish flagship striking her flag to the Danish flagship (starboard-quarter view) (left). Legend: 'SIC CODANI TURBAS CONCILIASSE IUVAT . I IULII ANNO 1677.' (Thus have we stilled the tumults of the Baltic.)
- Image reference: E2563-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London