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Great Britain, large silver medal, 1687, James II, recovery of treasure from the Concepcion by Sir W

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Great Britain, large silver medal, 1687, James II, recovery of treasure from the Concepcion by Sir W
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Great Britain, large silver medal, 1687, James II, recovery of treasure from the Concepcion by Sir William Phips, by Bower. Betts-67; Eimer-285; MI-619/33. 65.88 grams; 54.5mm. Obverse with right-facing busts of king and queen inside legend . IACOBUS . II . ET . MARIA . D. G. MAG . BRI . FRAN . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA, reverse with salvage scene below legend . SEMPER TIBI PENDEAT HAMUS ., with NAVFRAGA REPERTA in exergue; high-relief XF with nice old toning, minor marks in fields and rim-bruises. A famous and important medal, both for medal collectors and historians, but also for the growing legions of shipwreck enthusiasts, as this piece was commissioned in commemoration for the salvage of the Spanish ship Concepcion (sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola) by New Englander Sir William Phips, using silver actually recovered from the wreck. With certificate.