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1631 New World Victories
Betts-33, Dutch Silver Medal

Betts-33. 1631 Dutch New World Victories. Silver. VF. 50.5 mm, 2.7 mm thick, 47.3 gm. Medal turn. Lace-collar armored bust of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange r. Reverse shows Dutch lion overthrowing one of the Pillars of Hercules, a favorite Spanish imperial symbol, symbolizing extending Dutch boundaries beyond Europe and preparing to strike the second pillar as well. There are scattered of contact marks on the Prince's face and nearby field, but the reverse field is far more smooth.

John W. Adams Commentary
"The legends and devices are eloquent."
Ex: Laurens Schulman (3/1988).
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January, 2013
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