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    1631 Betts-31 Silver Medal
    Capture of Pernambuco

    Betts-31. 1631 Capture of Pernambuco. Silver. XF. 68.6 mm, 2.5 mm, 60.7 gm. Medal turn. By A.D. Wilge. Mars holds shield of Orange-Nassau, supporting with Victory a victor's crown over an oval framed bust of Frederick Henry Prince of Orange under curved script Latin tribute, He Has Founded a Golden Age, city view of Hertogenbosch below. Armored Prudence and Constancy flank Netherlands lion, Hebrew JEHOVAH above in clouds, four diamond-sharp city views below include 1630 PERNAMBUCO, the Brazilian port whose capture made the Dutch congratulate themselves as masters of America. Crisply detailed; splendidly high-relief devices on both sides distinguish this desirable example of an ornate design.
    Ex: Museum of Connecticut History; Coin Galleries (7/1998), lot 1302.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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