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    Betts-88. 1700 Scottish Colony at Darien. White metal, gilt. VF. 56.7 mm, 57.2 gm. Affixed loop for suspension. By Martin Smeltzing. Grotesque ocean god in nautilus shell helmet and scallop shell mail stands on parapet watching as Alexander Campbell's Scottish small forces overrun the Spanish fort of Toubocanti below. Banner above bears the Latin What Not for the Fatherland. The reverse presents the Arms of the African and Indian Company of Scotland consisting of Saint Andrew's Cross dividing ship, camels and elephant, supported by an African holding an elephant tusk and American Indian holding a cornucopia. Crest is a rising sun crest on facing helmet, Latin motto Wherever the World Extends, United Strength is More Powerful. Exacting strike and detail, extraordinary preservation, even brassy gold surfaces add to this medal's appeal.
    Ex: Glendining (1989).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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