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Capture of Carthagena Medal
Date: 1697
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Medium: Copper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
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.
Object Number: INV.10770
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