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    Betts-19 1599 Saint Thomas Captured Medal

    Betts-19. 1599 Capture of Saint Thomas. Silver. XF. 32.8 mm, 2.5 mm thick, 15.5 gm. Medal turn. Armored bust r. of Maurits Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau and Katzenellenbogen. Marquis of Vere and Flessingen, Count of Frisia and Moers in a finely dotted circle. An exceptionally handsome reverse shows nude Fortuna with her wind-filled sail, with sea god Neptune sailing left in left in a marine car drawn by four sea horses. This modern-appearing, simple design hails the successful capture of Saint Thomas by Admiral Van der Does who promptly died of tropical fever after his victory.

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "Appears to have been struck flat with rim added."
    Ex: Laurens Schulman (4/2001), lot 2279.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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