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Franco-American Jeton

Object Number: 
INV.10677
Date: 
1755
Medium: 
Silver; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "R.R.W."
Description: 
Silver struck medal, issued during the period of intercolonial wars; obverse depicts standing figure of Mercury at center; behind him two frigates bearing upon their ensigns the harp of Ireland and the lilies of France, respectively; legend above: "SALVS IN FLVCTIBVS"; inscribed in exergue: "STATVS RERUM/P PW." Obverse shows standing Indian warrior with crown and girdle of feathers, holding bow and arrow, at left, and a female seated upon sea-horse, at right, with a Temple of Fame in her right hand and a sceptre in her left; cornucopia at her feet; legend above: "SED MOTOS PRAESTAT COMPONERE FLVCTVS"; in exergue: "SVB EXITVM ANNI/MDCCLV." Rare.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group