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    1721 Guadaloupe Fortified, VF
    Betts-148, Bronze

    Betts-148. 1721 Guadaloupe Fortified. Bronze. VF. 41.2 mm, 30.5 gm. Obverse signed by Du Vivier. Guadaloupe, a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, was overtaken by the French Company of the American Islands in 1635 and many of the native Caribs were killed. The island was annexed to France in 1674. In subsequent years, the British seized the island several times, due in part to the valuable sugar trade on the island. This bronze medal exhibits a sharp strike. Areas of residue appear on all three sides.
    Purchased from John J. Ford, Jr. (9/25/1966).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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