French silver insurance token dated 1829
The octagonal medal has a diameter of 37mm and weighs 19gms. On the obverse is a female face within a sunburst design, engraver’s mark beneath HAMEL, PARIS. The reverse has the company’s name in the centre COMPAGNIE DU SOLEIL and outside the wreath of oakleaves the lettering is ASSURANCES CONTRE L’INCENDIE 16 DECEMBRE 1829. One edge has the mark ARGENT with a small punch, probably a cornucopia. There is some rubbing on the central high points of the design on the obvverse. Otherwise the token is evenely toned.
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