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    1720 American Aloe Plant, VF
    Betts-109, Silver

    Betts-109. 1720 American Aloe Plant. Silver. VF. 47.9 mm, 43.5 gm. Unsigned. The obverse design includes an American aloe plant in bloom at center, with plants on either side. The immediate background features a large building. Also present is the legend, FLORERE SATIS, which Betts translates as, "To bloom (or flower out) is sufficient." The text on the reverse refers to an American aloe plant in the garden of Salzdal. The monogram AW appears and is believed to refer to Augustus Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. The numerous protected areas of the obverse of this beautifully designed piece reveal attractive golden toning.
    Purchased from John J. Ford, Jr. (8/1991).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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