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John Law and the Mississipi Bubble – Of Colonial Interest

412, Lot: 970. Estimate $100.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

WM and Lead Medal (33mm, 12.33 g, 12h). The Mississippi Bubble. Dated 1720 (in Roman numerals). QUI MODO CROESUS ERAT IR[US ET] EST • [S]U[B]ITO, PARIS/MISSISSIPPISCHER-/ACTIEN/GENERAL-DIRECTOR/EST, EST,/LAWS/[S]COTUS EDE[N]BURGICUS/MERCATOR/MONETARIUS/INTRICAATISSIMUS/BANQUIER & GENERAL/GENERAL | CONTROLLEUR •/FINAN- CIER/TRES • RAFFINÉ/MDCCXX in fifteen lines; three atars above / • FURIAE GALLIARUM NATURA • QUOD CITO FIT, CITO PERIT , TOLLUNTUR/IN/ALT[U]M/U[T]/LAP[S]U/GRAV[I]ORE/RUA[N]T in seven lines, above and below; star flanked by rosettes. Adams, Medals 23; Betts 119. EF, spots of corrosion with lead showing through. Rare.

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection.