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    Betts-40 1664 Indies Companies Medal

    Betts-40. 1664 Companies of the Indies. Bronze. XF. 41.3 mm x 4.0 mm thick, 36.3 gm, slightly beveled edge. Obverse bears the king's youthful bust by Jean Mauger. The reverse bears a standing figure of commerce god Mercury, name of the Society of Merchants to Both Indies appears in exergue. An early restrike with some die rust but no obverse rim break at 3 o'clock. Glossy medium brown.

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "Not all medals were made in the year indicated. It can be assumed that any medal with a 41 mm diameter was restruck at one time or another; earlier strikings have beveled and filed edges; later strikings have flat or squared edges. All medals with diameters greater or lesser than 41 mm were probably never restruck. Typically, they are rare and valuable."
    Ex: Leonard Finn (12/1983).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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