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Hi. I was cleaning out my parent's house and I found my old coin collection. I've been able to identify everything but one. I was wondering if someone could tell me what it is and what it might be worth (seems to be a medal as opposed to a coin). I have included the link to the images below. Thank you in advance.

 

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk148/r...e/coin_back.jpg

 

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk148/r.../coin_front.jpg

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It is a medal of Louis XIV. I cannot tell exactly from the color, but it is possibly a restrike from the 1800s. Does it have an edge mark and if so, what is the figure and word next to the figure? Size? Restrikes from the 1800s run from $50 to $200 or so depending on size, date of production, condition, etc. Original medals are worth more depending on their rarity.

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Are there markings on the edge? It appears to be a modern restrike by the Paris mint and the edge markings would help date it. They are often struck using the original dies but the patina on this would indicate relatively recent manufacture. Unfortunately it's not in my period, but quite a nice medal.

 

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It is a medal of Louis XIV. I cannot tell exactly from the color, but it is possibly a restrike from the 1800s. Does it have an edge mark and if so, what is the figure and word next to the figure? Size? Restrikes from the 1800s run from $50 to $200 or so depending on size, date of production, condition, etc. Original medals are worth more depending on their rarity.

 

 

Thanks for the info. I have attached links that may be a little clearer and closer. I'm not 100% certain on the size, so I included a picture of it with a quarter to get the scale of it.

 

It does have an edge mark, which says "Bronze" and "France".

 

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk148/r...e/coin_0013.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk148/r...e/coin_back.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk148/r...oin_front-1.jpg

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Normally there would also be a little symbol grouped with Bronze and France. It probably pre-dates 1950 since the year was added about that time and the patina is similar to Napoleonic medals struck about 1910-1915. Just a guess though, it could easily push back to the mid-1800s.

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There should be a hallmark of some sort along with the words. If not, it was most likely struck sometime between 1897 and 1920, although it could be later than that. It is a nice medal, probably less than $100 in value depending on how badly someone wanted it. Check the Stack's auction archives for orginal and later strikes on similar medals. Some get up to the $150 range.

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I was puzzled about the subject of the medal until I figured out that "audomaropolis" was Saint-Omer in France (Latin Sanctus Audomari). 1677 saw Louis XIV take this fortified area from the Dutch in the Battle of Cassel. Check out this description: http://www.fortified-places.com/sieges/saintomer1677.html

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