1662 EARLY FRENCH STERLING SILVER AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL


1662 EARLY FRENCH STERLING SILVER AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL

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1662 EARLY FRENCH STERLING SILVER AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL:
$15000.00


This American Indian Peace Medal that was issued by the French in 1662 is 2.5" round and has a weight of almost four ounces of sterling silver. This is a museum quality Peace Medal for advance collectors and would very much enhance any collection of early Indian relics.
OBVERSE:
Bearing the head of Louis XIV - King of France (1638 - 1715)
LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REXCHRISTIANISSIMUS (OLD Latin) Great Christian King
REVERSE -
The reverse is all hand engraved in engraving that is typical of the era. A very interesting type of Maltese Cross that was a medieval emblem of knights and royalty used here as a status of nobility and power.
All engraved text is in Old Latin
FLOREAT REX = May the King prosper
1662 PAX-FIDES_VERITAS = PEACE TRUST TRUTH
QUITESCAT PLEBS = MAY THE PEOPLE BE AT EASE
Very early front spike pipe axe crossed over a long stem calumet.
These medals were called peace medals as they allured to the keeping of peace between the Red Man and the White Man. When prominent statesman or governors came to the colonies, they would bring with them a few of these peace medals for presentation to the Indians. These medals were highly valued by the Indian Chiefs and were given to those who were friendly and performed some important service for the French who issued these medals.
These medals became one of the most prized possessions of the Indian Chiefs and some were handed down from father to son. On many occasions when presentations were to be made, they were done under special ceremonies with entire villages, white soldiers and settlers participating. With the feasting and rejoicing came the smoking of the peace pipe and finally formal presentation of the peace medals.
This medal came out of Somers, Connecticut Indian Museum sometime in the 1960's. Was in the Tex Mulnite collection (Windsorville Connecticut)$15,000 BUY IT NOW OR BEST OFFER
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1662 EARLY FRENCH STERLING SILVER AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL:
$15000.00

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