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Capture of Carthagena Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10770
Date: 
1697
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse depicting undraped bust of Louis XIV facing right, surrounded by legend: "LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS." Reverse shows female personification of Carthagena reclining at the foot of a palm tree, with an overturned urn of money; legend above: "HISPANORUM THESAURI DIREPTI"; inscription in exergue: "CARTHAGO AMERICANA/VI CAPTA/M.DC.XCVII." Commemorates the French seizure of the city of Carthagena from Spain.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group