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    1594 New World Expeditions
    Similar to Betts-16, VF

    Betts-Unlisted. 1594 New World Expeditions of Westfriesland. Silver. VF. 55.5 mm, 57.7 gm. Medal turn. Hebrew JEHOVAH in clouds over port city on horizon, sea god Neptune rides sea monster in foreground, Latin legend May Neptune's Kingdoms Prosper under Fortunate Stars. Reverse presents Arms of Frisia surrounded by small shields and names of seven Dutch port cities: Alckmaar, Hoorn, Enckhuysen, Medemblick, Edam, Monickendam, and Purmerend. Similar to the 1596-dated Betts-16 Dutch medal that commemorates the colonies in India, Brazil, and St. Thomas, and the reopening of Maritime Commerce.
    Ex: Sotheby's (London, 10/1993), lot 97, which realized G.B. £880 ($1,337.60).


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