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1579, France, Lorraine (Duchy), Charles III. Copper Medal / Jetton. Corroded VF!

Mint Year: 1579 Reference: Feu.7471. Denomination: Medal / Jetton (used as a token for financial calculations)  Condition: Corroded (environmental damage), minor deposits, otherwise F+  Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm Weight: 4.84gm 

Obverse: Three pigeons pierced by an arrow (coat-of-arms of Lorraine) with double-cross and crowned cipher of Charles III of Lorraine in fields. Legend: + VOLV - ERE + DII + + SIC

Reverse: Armored hand, holding sword protruding from stormy clouds above crowned coat-of-arms of Lorraine. Crowned ciphers of Charles III of Lorraine at sides. Legend: + MONET NOV NANCEII CVSA

Charles III (18 February 1543 – May 14, 1608), known as the Great, was Duke of Lorraine from 1545 until his death.

He was the eldest surviving son of Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, and Christina of Denmark. His mother served as the regent during his minority.

During his childhood, his aged great-grandmother, Philippa of Gelderland, died in 1547, leaving her inheritance to the young Charles.

He is sometimes numbered as Charles II of Lorraine.

His dynasty claimed the Kingdom of Jerusalem and used also the title of Duke of Calabria as symbol of their claims to the Kingdom of Naples. Additionally, they had a claim to the Duchy of Gelderland, inherited from Charles of Egmont, Duke of Gelderland.

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