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    Betts-44. 1670 British Colonization. Silver. XF. 41.7 mm, 32.6 gm. By Charles Roettier. Conjoined busts r. of Charles II and his young bride Catherine of Braganza r. Reverse World globe displaying much of the Western hemisphere as well as Europe, Africa, and Asia, with Latin legend DIFFVSVS · IN · ORBE · BRITANNVS · 1670 ·, the Briton is Dispersed throughout the Globe. Rose and gray toning covers this subtly gleaming medal. The 1662 marriage of the restored Stuart monarch Charles II and the young daughter of Portuguese King Joao IV helped create the British Empire, including the Indian port of Bombay as part of the bridal dowry. Although Catherine bore Charles II no children, he fathered quite a number of illegitimate children through various mistresses, whom he acknowledged as his own. Catherine introduced the custom of tea-drinking to England, and the New York borough of Queens is named for her.
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    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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