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    1781 Battle of Doggersbank, AU
    Betts-588, Silver

    Betts-588. 1781 Battle of Doggersbank. Silver. AU. 30.2 mm, 10.4 gm. Reverse signed by Adriaan Van Baerll. Dutch and English ships in full rigging are depicted on the obverse. The translated legend is, "Huzza! Britain abandons the sea!" The date is 5th August, 1781. The inscription on the reverse translates as, "Oh Batavians, God sustains your right; Zoutman, by his heroic valor, has restored the honor of the free flag, and overcome arrogance in this battle." Rich toning, in shades of deep blue, gold, and plum, appears in the exergue and elsewhere. The reflective surfaces reveal hairlines.
    Ex: Stack's (3/2007), lot 2215.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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