Die or stamp for striking coins king Henri III shield in silver Renaissance1 of 9 images

Die or stamp for striking coins king Henri III shield in silver Renaissance

Private collection

About

Renaissance monetary stamp for striking coin for the obverse of a silver Henry III (King of France from 1574-1589) one eighth ecu coin, HENRICVS.III.DG.FRAN.ET.PO.REX, with a 27 mm diameter. Numismatic tool in engraved steel with narrow square section, was fixed in a block of wood to serve as an anvil on which was deposited the money side to mint. The other part was a punch to mint the reverse, the blacksmith crushing the monetary side between both parts with a mass.

Characteristics

  • Time:16th century
  • Origin:France
  • Material or technique:Steel
  • Sizes:3.5 x 12.7 x 4 cm (Width x Height x Depth)
  • Reference:2013

Conservation status

Really good condition

Museography

Old Henry René d'Allemagne collection.

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