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Bronze Libertas Americana Medal

Lot 0276 Details

Description
Bronze Libertas Americana Medal
1781, designed by Benjamin Franklin
One side depicting a bust of Liberty , with the date ""6 JUIL. 1776"" at bottom, and ""LIBERTAS AMERICANA"" along top. The neck of the bust has the signatue ""DUPRE""

The other side, depicts the infant Hercules, representing America, strangling two snakes, representative of the British armies of Saratoga and Yorktown. At Hercules' left is Minerva, who's fleurs-de-lis on her shield and spear indicate that she is representative of France, attacking a lion representing Britain. This side reads ""NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS"" at the top dated ""1719 Oct. 1777 / 1781"". These dates reference victories at Saratoga and Yorktown. It is also signed ""DUPRE F"" Estate of Stephen Van Cline, New York State
D. 1 7/8 in.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Condition
Warm original Patina, some minor abrasion scratches, etc. please see photographs
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Bronze Libertas Americana Medal

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
Jan 17, 2012
Starting Price $1,000
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0276: Bronze Libertas Americana Medal

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Est. $2,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1,000
Americana, Paintings, Furniture & Dec. Arts
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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Lot 0276 Details

Description
...
Bronze Libertas Americana Medal
1781, designed by Benjamin Franklin
One side depicting a bust of Liberty , with the date ""6 JUIL. 1776"" at bottom, and ""LIBERTAS AMERICANA"" along top. The neck of the bust has the signatue ""DUPRE""

The other side, depicts the infant Hercules, representing America, strangling two snakes, representative of the British armies of Saratoga and Yorktown. At Hercules' left is Minerva, who's fleurs-de-lis on her shield and spear indicate that she is representative of France, attacking a lion representing Britain. This side reads ""NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS"" at the top dated ""1719 Oct. 1777 / 1781"". These dates reference victories at Saratoga and Yorktown. It is also signed ""DUPRE F"" Estate of Stephen Van Cline, New York State
D. 1 7/8 in.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Condition
...
Warm original Patina, some minor abrasion scratches, etc. please see photographs

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