History, Information, and Value of 1711 American Aloe Plant Medal
Value of 1711 American Aloe Plant Medal
This medal focuses on the extraordinarily tall aloe plant located at Leipsic in 1711. Obverse depicts an image of the plant. The Latin encircling the aloe translates ” The Bosian Garden at Leipsic, in the year 1711, saw the American Aloe, in twenty-six years, reach the height of twenty-eight feet, with thirty-seven branches, and blossom with six thousand four hundred and eighty-six flowers”. Standing next to the blossoming plant is a man in court costume. 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.