FRANCE 1654 Louis XIV King's Coronation in Rhemis 72mm bronze restrike medal by Roettiers & Molart
Obverse: crowned bust right, LUDOVICUS XIIII REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS
Reverse: view of the city of Rheims, dove of the Holy Spirit above, SACRAT AC SLVT RHEMIS IVNII VIII 1654.
Edge: Cornucopia privy mark (Paris Mint)
The Paris Mint restrikes many of its medals, and while there is nothing on the obverse or reverse to indicate that it is a restrike. The edge indicates that this piece was made after 1880. The complete list of French privy marks is 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.