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    1596 Dutch Colonies Silver Medal
    Thick Planchet, A Second Betts-16

    Betts-16. 1596 Dutch Colonies in India, Brazil, and Saint Thomas. Silver. VF. 54.9 mm, 2.5 mm thick, 57.3 gm. Medal turn. Hebrew JEHOVAH in clouds over port city on horizon, sea god Neptune rides sea monster in foreground, Latin legend May Neptune's Kingdoms Prosper under Fortunate Stars. Reverse presents Arms of Frisia surrounded by small shields and names of seven Dutch port cities: Alckmaar, Hoorn, Enckhuysen, Medemblick, Edam, Monickendam, and Purmerend. The cataloger of Ford's gilt example compared this medal to the rare multiple talers of this era. The offering of two examples in a single auction is a historic event for modern times.
    Ex: Leonard Finn (12/1983).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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