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Double Tournois, Henri III, Rouen mint
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:13:25 PM »
Dear gentlemen,

Kingdom of France
Double Tournois
Henri III (1573–1575)
1588 B
Rouen mint

HENRI.III.R.DE FRAN.ET.POL.B.
+ DOVBLE.TOVRNOIS 1588

Copper
Weight: 2.25 g
Diameter: 20 mm

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Alexander
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Re: Double Tournois, Henri III, Rouen mint
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 12:25:01 PM »
You will be aware that there are two kings Henri III of France, one protestant, one catholic. Yours, the more common one, is catholic. I have attached the listing in Duplessy. He describes the varieties of this type. Yours is laureated and cuirassed, raised collar, narrow bust, date on reverse, therefore more like the drawing on the right. For coins of this era, I prefer line drawings to photos.

Peter
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 02:08:25 PM by Figleaf »
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Re: Double Tournois, Henri III, Rouen mint
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 01:13:00 PM »
Peter, thanks a lot!

You've mentioned two kings:
1. Henry III of France https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_France
2. Henry III of Navarre (Henry IV of France) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV_of_France

Then mine is the first one, right?

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Re: Double Tournois, Henri III, Rouen mint
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 01:30:14 PM »
Correct. To confuse you further, the catholic league struck posthumous coins for Henri III during the reign of Henri IV and there was yet another Henri involved, who, as the head of the catholic league, in one period ruled France but not as king: Henri de Guise. However, in 1596, the catholic league changed its allegiance to Charles X, cousin of François de Lorraine, duc de Guise. :) There would be yet another Charles X, king of France centuries later (1824-1836).

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Re: Double Tournois, Henri III, Rouen mint
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 02:01:51 PM »
Cool, thanks a lot! Who could imagine that this coin will bring so interesting historical material :)
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