Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Banknotes (3 April 1998)

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Date of Auction: 3rd April 1998

Sold for £95

Estimate: £70 - £90

Foundation Stone for the Extension to The Louvre Laid, Paris, 1624, a copper medal by P. Régnier, bust right, no date below, reverse façade of the Louvre, date below, 33mm (Mazerolle 489; BDM V, 64; cf. Clifford 453); Louis XIV, Prieurs et Juges, Rouen, 1712, silver jeton, unsigned, 33mm (Fon. 6236 var); together with a Low Countries copper jeton for the Assassination of Henri IV, 1610 (Dug. 3665; F. 11947) [3]. Last very fine, others fine or better (£70-90)


Jacques Lemercier was commissioned by Louis XIII to plan extensions to the Louvre in 1624 and medals were struck by Pierre Régnier (c.1577-1640) to mark the occasion