France - Louis XIV - 1/2 Écu 1652-O (Riom) - Silver

Description
France - Louis XIV - 1/2 Écu 1652-O (Riom) - Silver
Very fine

Demi ecu, silver, Louis XIIII 1652 (O)
Metal: silver Purity: 917%
Weight: 13.6 g (original weight: 13.725 g)
Diameter: 32 mm
Mintage: 19,580 coins
Mint: O RIOM
Ref: 02122
Quality: VF

Obverse:
Childhood bust of Louis XIV, right, laureate, draped and armoured in classical style, with the Order of the Holy Spirit, long lock of hair descending on the breastplate.
Legend begins at 7 o'clock.

Inscription: (mm)LVD•XIIII•D•G FR•ET•NAV•REX

Translation: Louis XIV, by the grace of God, King of France and Navarre.


Engraver: Jean Warin.

Reverse:
Crowned shield of France.
Different from the mint at the top (under the ecu).

Inscription: SIT•NOMEN•DOMINI•(mint letter)•BENEDICTVM•(year)

Translation: Blessed be the name of God.

Engraver: Jean Warin.

Edge:
Smooth edge.

Lot details
Year/Period and Variation
1652-O (Riom)
Precious metal
Silver
Condition
Very fine
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