History, Information, and Value of 1677 Victory at Tabago Medal
Value of 1677 Victory at Tabago Medal
This medal commemorated the successful French victory over the Dutch at Tobago. Obverse, featured a bust of mature Louis XIV, facing to the right. Around his head is his title. Under the bust is written, “LGL” which stands for Lazarus Gottlieb Laufer, a mint-master based in Nuremberg. Reverse, stands a winged Victory on a small boat. In her right hand she holds a cluster of arrows, and in her left she holds a palm branch. Her skirt blows in the wind to the right, and her face turns in the same direction. Around her figure is written, “The fleet of the Dutch burned at Tobago, 1677.”
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Lvdovicvs Magnvs | and | Incensa Batavorvm Classe.