Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT
DRAPPENTIER, Jan: The Netherlands, 1736, Silver , 64 mm
The University of Utrecht was founded in 1636 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The university is noted for its library, which is based on collections brought together in 1581. The public library was soon enriched by books bequeathed by the historian Arnoldus Buchelius . Among the manuscripts is the famous Utrecht Psalter, which contains the oldest text of the Athanasian creed. The medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of its founding.