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    Betts-5 1559 Philip II Marriage Medal
    Struck Bronze

    Betts-5. 1559 Marriage of Philip II and Isabella of Valois. Bronze, struck. XF. 39.0 mm, 2.5 to 2.7 mm thick, 30.9 gm. Medal turn. Well-proportioned busts show a wealth of fine detail, standing out sharply from smooth surrounding fields with a dramatic visual effect. The satisfying thick planchet adds to the medal's undeniable appeal

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "Struck on a polished flan. Obverse and reverse signed 'J. PAVL. POG. F.' Rims beaded on both sides. Mostly square edges."
    Ex: Morton & Eden (4/2002), lot 644.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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