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    Betts-50. 1676 Recovery of Cayenne. Copper. Mint State. 41 mm, 34.3 gm. Obverse signed by Jean Mauger, a prolific French medallist. He was employed at the Paris Mint from 1664-1722. A right-facing bust of King Louis XIV appears on the obverse. The legends on the reverse translate as, "The Dutch slain, Cayenne recovered, 1676." The design features Neptune rising from the sea driving four sea horses, holding a trident in one hand and the French banner in the other. Chocolate brown color and pleasing luster provide this wonderful example with strong visual appeal. A few long vertical die cracks are present at left on the reverse.
    From The Marlor Collection.


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