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    Betts-53 1677 Victory at Tobago Medal

    Betts-53. 1677 Victory at Tobago, Silver. XF. 69.8 mm, 217.3 gm. This large and spectacular medal was signed by engraver Anton Meybusch and portrays a triumphal Louis XIV as a Roman general with mailed shoulders and ornate cuirass with titles Louis the Great, Most Christian King. Reverse presents an exultant winged Victory on a small ancient galley surrounded by legend INCENSA · BATAVORVM · CLASSE ·, exergue · TABAGO ·/ · MDCLXXVII ·. A major medallic rarity. A bronze strike with a different obverse by Roettiers brought $6,000 in Ford XIII.
    Ex: Busso Peus (11/2002), lot 2046, via Christopher Eimer.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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