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    Betts-98. 1702 American Treasure Captured at Vigo. Silver. VF+. 40.7 mm, 2.4 mm thick, 31.5 grams. By Christian Wermuth. This highly distinctive medal is really a loose copy of the British medals of John Croker. Wermuth's bust of Queen Anne shows a stretched head with protuberant "ski-jump" nose l. within a denticled border. The reverse shows only five allied ships at the narrow harbor mouth, a mountain-like mass of fire and smoke climbing upward from the burning French and Spanish ships. A fascinating example of design adaptation by this noted German satirical medalist, noted for his anti-Louis XIV works,
    Ex: Downey-Lepczyk (9/1987), lot 1100.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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