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Philippe II Danfrie (c.1572-1604), bronze medal of Henri IV, undated (c.1602), HENRICVS IIII D G FRANCORVM ET NAVA REX, laureate and armoured bust right, rev. ORITVR ET LACTE VIRESCIT, Juno, with her peacock, nourishes with her milk a lily (France), which grows from a vase between the legs of a recumbant woman with a cornucopia (Abundance), the sun disperses clouds above, laurel and palm in exergue, 57mm. (Armand III, 285e; BMC I, 191; Mazerolle 280 (rev.) and 286 (obv.); TN Md. Fr. II, pl.2, no.1), struck without a collar, no die break on the obverse, nearly extremely fine
Philippe II Danfrie (c.1572-1604), bronze medal of Henri IV, undated (c.1602), HENRICVS IIII D G FRANCORVM ET NAVA REX, laureate and armoured bust right, rev. ORITVR ET LACTE VIRESCIT, Juno, with her peacock, nourishes with her milk a lily (France), which grows from a vase between the legs of a recumbant woman with a cornucopia (Abundance), the sun disperses clouds above, laurel and palm in exergue, 57mm. (Armand III, 285e; BMC I, 191; Mazerolle 280 (rev.) and 286 (obv.); TN Md. Fr. II, pl.2, no.1), struck without a collar, no die break on the obverse, nearly extremely fine

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Philippe II Danfrie (c.1572-1604), bronze medal of Henri IV, undated (c.1602), HENRICVS IIII D G FRANCORVM ET NAVA REX, laureate and armoured bust right, rev. ORITVR ET LACTE VIRESCIT, Juno, with her peacock, nourishes with her milk a lily (France), which grows from a vase between the legs of a recumbant woman with a cornucopia (Abundance), the sun disperses clouds above, laurel and palm in exergue, 57mm. (Armand III, 285e; BMC I, 191; Mazerolle 280 (rev.) and 286 (obv.); TN Md. Fr. II, pl.2, no.1), struck without a collar, no die break on the obverse, nearly extremely fine

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A silver example in the British Museum is from the same combination of dies and is also struck without a collar. The reverse die began to crack sometime after the inventaire des poinons et coins de la Monnaie des Mdailles of 1697-98.
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