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Amsterdam Royal Marriage Medal from 7 January 1937


The royal marriage medal for Prince Bernhard and Princess Juliana's wedding on January 7, 1937. Brass with a yellow ribbon. From Amsterdam.

They were married at The Hague and had a procession through Amsterdam. Videos of the event show guests wearing this commemorative medal. Bernhard was a medal enthusiast.  

Initially, Prince Bernhard was initially seen as a sympathizer in neighboring Germany's new regime.  In fact, he was a member of the SS, briefly before meeting his royal bride at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  When the Netherlands was invaded by the Nazis, he fled, volunteered his expertise unsuccessfully with British Intelligence, and ultimately flew many successful sorties against Nazi Germany in defense of his new homeland.

Dutch, 1937.

Measures 1 1/16 inches in diameter and weighs 0.32 oz. 


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