History, Information, and Value of 1677 Victory at Tabago Medal
Value of 1677 Victory at Tabago Medal
This medal commemorates the successful French victory over the Dutch at Tobago. Obverse, features a bust of the Louis XIV; around his head his title reads, “Louis XIV, The Great Christian King”. Under truncation reads the artist’s name, “J. Mavger. F.” Reverse, stands Victory alighting on the galley of a ship, her face leaning to the left. In her right hand appears to be a torch or a thunderbolt, while in her left she holds a palm branch. A paddle leans against the galley to her left. Around her is written, “The fleet of the Dutch burned” and in exergue, “At the Island of Tobago. 1677.”
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Ludovicus Magnus Rex Christianissimus | and | Incensa Batavorum Classe; Ad Ins Tabago || MDCLXXVII .