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

    Betts-67, clouds variant. 1687 Silver Shoals Treasure Recovery. Silver, gilt. XF. 52.8 mm, 54.7 gm. A smaller medal from different dies than the preceding offering somewhat similar 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. Exergue inscription and legend are as on the preceding medals. Inner rims are recessed to receive a suspension clasp that is no longer present.
    Ex: Daniel Fearon (8/2004).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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