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    1632 Bay of All Saints Victory
    Betts-32, Spanish Jeton

    Betts-32. 1631 Bay of All Saints Victory. Bronze. Fine. 29.9 mm, 6.0 gm. Large armored Philip IV bust left, Roman numeral date below partly off-planchet. Reverse shows Biblical hero Samson (Spain) rending a lion (Holland), punning Latin legend over a battle for sugar, Thus has He Deserved Sweet Joys. Hand mintmark, Antwerp, central reverse detail is somewhat mushy.

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "(A Spanish jeton). Per van Loon, the Dutch fought extremely well but were overwhelmed by a vastly superior force. The fight was over sugar, which the Dutch had been successfully producing."
    Ex: Paul Bosco (1991 ANA).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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