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Ense Petit Placidam Svb Libertate Qvietem

The back of the 1775 Massachusetts "Sword in Hand Note." Image: Heritage Auctions / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.
The back of the 1775 Massachusetts “Sword in Hand Note.” Image: Heritage Auctions / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Ense Petit Placidam Svb Libertate Qvietem is a Latin phrase meaning “Issued in the Defense of Liberty.” It appears on the 1775 Massachusetts “Sword-in-Hand” note. The “v” in “Svb” and “Qvietem” is, of course, the classical Latin rendering of the English letter “u”.

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