FRANCE 1579 Henry III Copper Medal (mid 19th century restrike)




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



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.