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CNG 91, Lot: 1631. Estimate $300.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Louis XV le Bien-Aimé (the Well-Beloved). 1715–1774. AR Medal (42mm, 38.64 g, 12h). Commemorating the Fortification of Guadeloupe in 1721, under the Regency of Philippe d’Orléans. By J. du Vivier. Restrike issue, struck after 1880. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; DU VIVIER F. at truncation of bust. On edge: cornucopia and ARGENT / Aerial view of Guadeloupe with x marking the site of Vieux Fort; all surrounded by sea; to left, arrow surmounted by fleur-de-lis; GUADALUPA INSULA MUNITA,/PHILIPPO REGENTE./M. DCC. XXI. (The island of Guadeloupe, fortified while Philippe was regent. 1721) in three lines in exergue. Forrer, p. 484; cf. Betts 148. Near VF, toned. An interesting restrike of this rare colonial medal.