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Archbishop of Reims Antoine Barberini, 1656 jeton

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Paris, Clergé de France, Antoine Barberini, grand aumônier, 1656:
Obv: CAR.AN.BAR.MAG FRANC.ELEEM - Cardinal Antoine Barberini , bust of Antoine Barberini right.
Rev: GRATIOR . VMBRA - A shadow gratefully accepted , four bees flying around three lilies.
Bees flying in the field on the reverse reminiscent of the Barberini Arms, they are found on coins minted during the pontificate of Urban VIII. This token dated 1656 does not belong to Cardinal Barberini as Archbishop of Reims, but is still classified as Coin Reims (plate VII, fig, 8) of Maxe Werly, released in 1862.
Edge: Plain. Weight: 7.92 grams. Maximum diameter: 30.2 mm.
F. 3928. GVF

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