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    1721 Guadaloupe Fortified, XF
    Betts-148, Bronze

    Betts-148. 1721 Guadaloupe Fortified. Bronze. XF. 41.5 mm, 33.1 gm. Obverse signed by Du Vivier. A laureated right-facing bust of Louis XV wearing antique armor, with his hair flowing over the shoulders and below the bust, appears on the obverse of this rich chocolate-brown example. The reverse depicts two large and twelve small islands along with a downward pointing dart. The legend translates as, "Guadaloupe fortified in 1721, Philip, Regent." Gorgeous chocolate-brown color, a strong strike, and very few marks, all of them minuscule, are among the attributes this piece possesses.
    Purchased from World Art (12/1984).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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