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Auction: 355 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale at NY INC, Grand Hyatt
Lot: 196

Dutch-Americas. Victories of Admiral Van der Does, Dutch Capture of St. Thomas, 1599. Jeton, 28mm. Brass. The Argo -- Ship of Jason at sea, "Jehovah" inscribed in Hebrew on its sail; EN.ALTERA.QVAE.VEHAT.ARGO ("See what heroes the [second] Argo carries") around, rev. Two Termini -- boundary gods of the islands of Bommel and Thiel -- stand amid landscape with islands and cities, between them the Hebrew letters for "Jehovah" -- implying the Divine has halted the Spanish drive for domination in the New World. Betts 20, Van Loon I, 519. Orange-brown highlights. Good Very Fine.

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