Obverse legend : LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN.
Obverse description : Tête nue à gauche de Louis III.
Reverse legend : 1 / GULDEN / 1856.
Reverse description : Dans une couronne de chêne.
GERMANY - GRAND DUCHY OF HESSE - LOUIS III
Louis III of Hesse (9/06/1806-13/06/1877) is the son of Louis II whom he succeeded in 1848, from March 5 as regent and June 16 as Grand Duke. He married twice: Mathilde of Bavaria in 1833, then in 1868 with Madeleine morganatically Call. His nephew, Louis IV became Grand Duke in 1877. Hesse-Darmstadt has an area of 7,670 km ² and a population in 1871 of more than 850,000 inhabitants.