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Betts-39 1658 Dampville Medal
Viceroy of America

Betts-39. 1658 Dampville Viceroy of America Medal. Bronze. XF. 50.9 mm, 4 mm thick, 64.6 gm. Medal turn, plain edge is finely filed and slightly rounded. By I. Hardy. Bust r. in ornate armor with name and titles of Francois Christophe de Levy, Duke of Dampville, Peer of France and Viceroy (Prorex) of America). Complex quartered Arms on mantle, legend from the Prophet Micah, For out of Thee shall come a Leader who shall rule my People. Earlier obverse die, splendid deep glossy brown patina add to this historic medal's appeal.

John W. Adams Commentary
"The two Dampville medals in this consignment are from the earlier obverse die, very desirable as such."
Ex: Richard Margolis (12/1993).
From The John W. Adams Collection.

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January, 2013
9th-14th
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