Wedding Medal 1901
(Huwelijksmedaille 1901)

 

Instituted / (code) 1902 / (HM1901)
Amount issued
220 (bronze)
217 (silver)
Value category Rare
Ribbon

On 7 february 1901 Queen Wilhelmina married Prince Hendrik. Only a limited number of guests were invited because some royal families were in a period of mourning. The festivities preceded the wedding the day before. The civil wedding took place in Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The church wedding was in the Grand or St Jacobschurch. After the wedding the newly wed royal couple spent their honeymoon in Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn.

Only 217 silver and 220 bronze medals were struck. The silver medals were issued to foreign guests and members of the royal service. The bronze medals were issued to the lower servants.

Obverse: the couple facing left. On the reserve an intertwined W and H surrounded by a wreath based on a band showing the weddingdate 7 febr 1901. The colours of the ribbon symbolize the Royal Houses of Orange-Nassau and Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Material: Silver/Bronze. Diameter 28mm.