Obverse legend : LOUIS [X]VI / NE LE 23 AOUT 1754 MA. AN. / D’AUTR. NEE LE 2 NOVEMB 1755 // CYCLE DU (UN SOLEIL RAYONNANT) 24 / NOMBRE D’OR 123 // PRINT 20 MARS ETE 21 JUIN / AUTOM 22 SEPT HIVER / 21 DECEMBRE // LETTRE DOMINICALE C / INDICTION ROM. / 12.
Obverse description : Tous les mois de l’année avec l’indication des jours des positions particulières de la lune et du soleil.
Reverse legend : ALMANACH POUR L’AN 1779 // ASCENSION 13 / MAI PENTECÔTE 23 MAI // SEPTUAGESIM 31 JANVIER / CENDRES 17 FEVRI / PAQUES 4 AVRIL // FÊTE DIEU 3 JUIN / AVENT 28 NOV.
Reverse description : La liste de tous les dimanches de l’année selon les mois.
In 1789, events will accelerate and cause the fall of the monarchy. If May 5, King opened the meeting of the States General to 1,200 members (doubling of the third), followed by stagnation debates, proclaims in the Third National Assembly with some members of the other two orders, the nobility and the clergy. On June 20, the Oath of the Tennis Court of Versailles. On June 23, the King wants to suspend the proceedings (intervention Mirabeau: "We are here by the will of the people, we do not go out except by force of bayonets"). The National Constituent Assembly is formed by three orders on July 9. King returns Necker on July 11, but remember after taking of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Bailly was the first mayor of Paris, appointed July 15. Following the Great Fear that spreads in the countryside, in the night of 4 August, is the abolition of feudal rights and privileges. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was passed August 26, 1789.