9781234563080 / 1234563088

American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals

by, 2012



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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Obv. Ferdin (n reversed) vi Dg Hispa Et (in monogram) Indi Rex + 1747 Same design as 355. The letters very large. Rev. Legend and design as 355.f Silver. Cast. Size 23. H., Ferdinand 53. PUEBLA DE LOS ANGELES. 358. 1747. Obv. Ferdinandvs (and in monogram) vi Dg. Ispania? (sic) Rex Draped bust of the King to left wearing hat and wig, within a circle. Rev. Angelopolis (an in monogram) Proclamtio (sic). 1747. (Proclamation at Puebla.) Bust of the Queen, full face, turned toward right, with collar of pearls, within circle. Silver. Cast. Size 18. H, Ferdinand 54. PORTO RICO. 359-1747-Obv. Ferdi. Vi. Dg. His Et. Ind (n reversed). Rex Naked bust of the King to right, laureated. Rev. Portvs Dives. above and An 1747. below. (Porto Rico, in the year 1747.) A lamb, very rudely cut, to the left, bearing a patriarchal cross and palm branch. Silver. Cast. Size 15. H., Ferdinand 55. The letter 1 before N, beginning reverse legend, is omitted in Mr. Betts's MS., but from his comments we venture to insert it as on the others. See next note.--Eds. t In his descriptions of our 355 and 357 Herrera puts at the close of the reverse legend the letter I which begins it in our text. In his engravings it is at the bottom of the piece, and equally distant from the E of Ore and the N; we see no good reason to object to the reading given in the text, which seems the only way to dispose of this letter; if it is superfluous and the legend properly begins with N as Herrera gives it, then N. c. may perhaps be the initials of Nostra Civitas, and the legend would read " Our Panama City loves thee, etc." but 1 would then have no meaning that we can discover.--Eds. 360. 1747. Obv. Ferdi. vi. D G. His. Et Ind (n reversed). Rex. Bust of the King to right, in wig, and...

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