Overall: 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 7 cm )
Silver Weight: 16 dwt (25 g)
engraved: on front: "Beware[in block letters]/Where Liberty dwells there is my Country/Oct. 12, 1492." in script
Slightly domed uniface badge; reverse has traces of original suspension mounts and later copper strap; obverse engraved with image of coiled rattlesnake, "BEWARE" above, "Octr 12th 1492." below, and "Where Liberty dwells there is my Country" around edge. Unmarked.
Journal of American Society of Arms Collectors no. 81, September 22, 1999, p. 22.
American Journal of Numismatics, April 1884.
Original owner unknown; purchased by the donor from Guthman Americana, Westport, Conn., in 1982.
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