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    1702 Betts-101 Vigo Bay Silver Medal, XF

    Betts-101. 1702 American Treasure Captured at Vigo. Silver. Lettered edge. XF. 40.6 mm, 26.3 grams. Winged Victory places naval crown, laurel and palm atop naval trophies, SPES ET VIRES HOSTIUM FRACTAE, HISPAN. OPES AMERIC. INTERCEPT., Hope and Strength of the Enemy Broken, Spanish Treasure Intercepted. Reverse legend hails Strength of French and Dutch, aerial view of Vigo with battle and flaming ships. Raised letter edge inscription presents quote from Roman poet Ovid, +* DECIDIT IN CASSES PRAEDA PETITA MEOS OVID, The Prey Sought for has Fallen into my Net. Bold silver flash with hints of palest gold.
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    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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