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Henry Avery/Libertalia
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:33:13 AM »
Uncharted 4 souvenir

Obverse: Skull and crossbones sigil of Henry Avery surrounded by the Latin phrase PRO DEVS QVOD LICENTIA (For God and Liberty), 1710

Reverse: Pirate ship at full sail, HODIE MECVM ERIS EN PARADISO (Today, you shall join me in paradise)

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Re: Henry Avery/Libertalia
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 07:48:09 AM »
How was this used?

Bad Latin. Licentia is leave, not liberty (libertas).

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Henry Avery/Libertalia
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
How was this used?

Bad Latin. Licentia is leave, not liberty (libertas).

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In the game, Avery, along with Thomas Tew and a few other pirate captains, is one of the founders of the pirate colony Libertalia, where he struck his own currency (this coin). The plot of the game centers around the quest to find Avery's treasure, a large part of which came from the Gunsway loot. Many of the clues are tied to St. Dismas, which explains the motto on the reverse. The physical souvenir comes struck at the back of the collector's edition guide.

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Re: Henry Avery/Libertalia
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 08:24:44 AM »
As for the bad Latin, the pirate engravers probably didn't go to grammar school.