History, Information, and Value of 1748 Compagnie des Indes Occidentales Medal
Value of 1748 Compagnie des Indes Occidentales Medal
The Compagnie Des Indies was a remnant of the sour schemes of John Law who successfully cheated many out of investing in the New World. This medal displays the Compagnie Des Indies arms, which portrays two Indians supporting a shield on which is a palm tree. Over the shield is crown. Around the image, the legend translates “He protects and feeds” and in exergue, “1748”. The reverse displays a crowned shield that displays a ship. The shield is surrounded by leaves and twelve knots. The legend possibly translates to, “The arms of the city of Nantes”.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Protegit et Pascit; 1748; D.V. | and | De La Mairie De Mr. Bellabre Prt. Et Senl Du Prl De Nantes .