Naval expedition to Brazil

American Colonial - 1599 Naval Expedition to Brazil medallion Betts 20


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29.5 mm. Betts 20


Obverse: a Dutch-style ship of the Argonauts, hebrew 'JEHOVAH' on the main sail

Reverse: island landscape with twin Termini, gods of boundaries of islands of Bommel and Thiel, symbolizing halting of Spanish drive for New World dominion.


This jeton compares Admiral Van der Does to ancient Jason of the Golden Fleece.

 

A superior example to most encountered of this rare type, nicely toned with sharp details. 



£895

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