Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1559 Betts-3 Peace of Cambrai Medal
    Extremely Rare in Silver

    Betts-3. 1559 Peace of Cambrai. Silver, struck. XF. 40.4 mm, 3.3 mm thick at lower rim, 42.7 gm. Medal turn. By Gianpaolo Poggini, with the artist's signature below the truncation of the high-relief armored bust of Philip II, facing left in a circle. Reverse shows a standing draped figure of Peace holding a cornucopia as she ignites a pile of discarded weapons before the closed Temple of Janus within the Latin legend Peace Established on Land and Sea, the Roman numeral date MDLIX (1559) in exergue. Pleasingly thick and heavy planchet; smooth and reflective fields complement the splendidly detailed devices. Describing lot 662 in Part XIII of the John J. Ford Jr. Collection, the cataloger revealed that Ford had only seen one silver specimen, but the medal offered there was bronze. Here is a struck silver specimen of Betts-3 that was not found by the diligent Ford.

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "Struck on a thick, polished flan (probably rolled). A true work of art, signed 'J. PAVL. POG. F.' Extremely rare in this metal. Rounded edges."
    Ex: Morton & Eden (4/2002), lot 643.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The John W. Adams Collection ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 963

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2018 August 14 - 20 ANA WFOM US Coins Signature Auction - Philadelphia!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I found it reassuring that your appraisal of my coin was realistic.
    J.G. ,
    Red Rock, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $18,104,044
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,458,987
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $937,134