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    1622 Dutch Commerce Medal
    Unlisted in Betts

    Betts-Unlisted. Van L. II, 55. 1622 Dutch Commerce of Frisia. Silver. XF. 50.6 mm, 2.8 mm thick, 43.4 gm. Coin turn. Unsigned. Three small city shields punctuate VERRIT - TVRBIDA - (arms of Frisia, fleur de lis) NAVTA - ÆQUORA. Reverse presents a farm with peaceful milking scene featuring colonist's wife, cattle and sheep, legend hails the Hope and Faith of Colonists, * AVIDI * SPES * FIDA * COLONI. Sharply struck and richly detailed, high-quality 17th century work of a Dutch master medalist.
    Ex: A.H. Baldwin (privately, 10/1995).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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