FRANCE 1579 King Henry III, King of France and Poland, duc d’Anjou, last king of the Valois line 43mm copper medal 27.26 grams by Claude de Hery & Germain Pilon (mid 19th century restrike between June 1845 - October 1860)
Obverse: King facing right, HENRICVS III D G FRANCORVM ET POL REX
Reverse: The king parading on horseback to the left, IMAGO TALIS ALEXADRI TIGRINS VPERANTIS (Trans: This is how Alexander crossed the Tigris)
Edge: Pointing Hand privy mark (Paris Mint) CUIVRE
The complete list of French privy marks is listed below.
Antique Lamp (Lampe Antique) . March 1832 – October 1841, Gold and Silver strikes.
Anchor and C interlaced (Ancre et C) , October 1841 – Sept. 1842. Bronze, Silver, Gold.
Prou Antique (Antique Prow) , 1842 – 1845.
Pointing Hand (Main Indicatrice) , June 1845- October 1860.
Bee (Abeille) , November 1860 – December 1879.
Cornucopia (Corne d'Abondance) , Jan. 1, 1880 – present.
Cornucopia plus date of actual striking, 1966 – present.