Cast and chased silver medal.(obverse) Bust of Philip II, facing left, wearing an ornamented cuirass, and a mantle secured at the left shoulder.
(reverse) A draped female figure of the Indies, holding a globe, moving towards three Spanish ships. To right, a group of figures from the New World and a llama, laden with silver bars, look on.
- Diameter: 39 millimetres
- Weight: 16.23 grammes
Inscription Content.PHILIPPVS. II. HISPAN. ET NOVI ORBIS OCCIDVI REX.
Inscription TranslationPhilip II, king of Spain and of the New World in the west.
Inscription ContentRELIQVVM DATVRA
Inscription TranslationShe will provide the rest
Inscription Positionreverse in exergue
Promisd for new gallery 9.4
Coins & Medals
- Attwood 1084a
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Object reference number: CME224510
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