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The Conquest of Trinidad

CNG 103, Lot: 1254. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. temp. Victoria. 1837-1901. AV Medal (40mm, 38.96 g, 12h). Centennial of the Conquest of Trinidad, 1897. SIR RALPH ABERCROMBY, bust of Sir Ralph Abercromby facing slightly left / · TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONQUEST OF TRINIDAD BY THE BRITISH 1897, view of Port of Spain in Trinidad, with fort waving British flag and several ships; in exergue, MISCERIQUE PROBAT/ POPULOS ET FOEDERA/ JUNGI (He approves both of the people intermingling and of the treaties being entered upon). Eimer 1809b; BHM 623. Choice EF. Very rare.


Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 1177 (hammer $4750, but not paid); Raymond Brandon Collection (Dix, Noonan, and Webb 122, 2 April 2014), lot 1061.