History, Information, and Value of 1700 American Aloe Plant Medal
Value of 1700 American Aloe Plant Medal
This medal focuses on the extraordinarily tall aloe plant located at Leipsic in 1700. Obverse depicts an image of the plant. The Latin encircling the aloe translates ” The Bosian Garden at Leipsic in 1700 saw the American Aloe of twenty-eight years reach a height of twenty-four feet, with thirty-five branches, and blossom with five thousand and one hundred and thirty-eight flower”. Two of the leaves of the plants bears initials, “Cultore E: Pein” for the gardener, Elias Pein. Reverse displays the town of Leipsic, encircled by the Latin, “So may Leipsic ever flourish”. The town, surrounded by a wall, is at the back of the medal, which also features large fields and a small village in the forefront of the medal.