Lr. 302 — Cardinal Richelieu. 1631. Bronze.

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Lr. 302 — Cardinal Richelieu. 1631. Bronze.
275.00CAD+ (49.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Apr 28 @ 18:07UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Breton-8. 53mm. 69.6g. Signed I. WARIN. Cornucopia and BRONZE on edge. A portrait of Cardinal Richelieu appears on the obverse, while the reverse shows his coat of arms. This post-1879 Paris Mint restrike — possibly late 19th or early 20th century — is largely copper-orange with iridescent blue and violet patina in the fields. Carbon is minimal, and the design is struck in extremely high relief. Jean Warin, who engraved the dies, was also responsible for the colonial coinage of 1670. Leonard Forrer (1916) called Warin "One of the foremost Medallists of France and the best French Engraver of coin-dies of the seventeenth century.”
From the Michael Joffre Collection of Canadian Historical Medals.