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    1687 Silver Shoals Medal
    Betts-67, Clouds Variant
    Silver, Gilt

    Betts-67, clouds variant. 1687 Silver Shoals Treasure Recovery. Silver, gilt. VF, hanger. 52.8 mm, 55.2 gm. Another example of the smaller medal with the same busts of King James II and Queen Mary of Modena r., reverse shows Sir William Phipps' salvage ship near the horizon under a cloudy sky, but without the many rocks protruding from the waves. Ribs and part of the hull of the sunken Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Señora de la Concepción appear just above the exergue line. Inner rims are recessed at 12 o'clock to receive a suspension clasp, but this example has a soldered ring for suspension. One obverse scratch, pervasive hairlines from an old cleaning.
    Ex: A.H. Baldwin (3/1989).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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