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    Betts-66 Lord Albemarle Silver Medal

    Betts-66. 1687 Christopher Lord Albemarle. Silver. VF. 46.5 mm, 2.6 to 3.1 mm thick, 39.9 gm. By Embosser in Ordinary George Bower. Richly clad bust r. of the Duke of Albemarle as Lieutenant General and Governor General of Jamaica. Reverse shows sea god Neptune with trident reclining on urn, watching Sir William Phipps' salvage ships on the horizon preparing to raise treasure on Silver Shoals that will bring the duke £90,000 before his death in 1688. Obverse shows a number of short scratches on its reflective surface; the reverse displays gray-gold toning with hints of pale blue.
    Ex: Leonard Finn (12/1983).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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