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fjt_589853 - CLERGY ASSEMBLY AND RELIGIOUS JETONS Louis XVI 1780

CLERGY ASSEMBLY AND RELIGIOUS JETONS Louis XVI AU
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Type : Louis XVI
Date: 1780
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,82 g.
Edge : lisse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LUD. XVI. REX CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XVI, signé DU VIV..
Obverse translation : Louis XVI, roi très chrétien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONVENTUS. CLERI GALLICANI HABITUS LUT. PARISIOR. MDCCLXXX.
Reverse description : mitre, crosse et croix au-dessus des 5 lignes de légende, trois fleurs de lys au-dessous.
Reverse translation : L'assemblée du clergé de Gaule tenue à Lutèce, ville des Parisiens en 1780.

Historical background


ASSEMBLY OF THE CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS CHIPS

The Assembly of the clergy is the ecclesiastical institution of the ancien regime France. She enjoys the protection of the King and tax immunity (formulated at the Councils of Lateran III and IV - 1179 and 1215). Two kinds of assemblies are distinguished: small, say "meetings of accounts", bringing together thirty-two Members (two per province) and large assemblies (sixty-four deputies) called to resolve religious issues ( relations with Rome, Protestants, Jansenism, etc..). The last meeting was held in 1788. Biblio:. MOUSNIER R., "The Institutions of France under the absolute monarchy," Paris, 1974, vol. I, p. 284-288;. BLET P.,. "The clergy of France and the monarchy Study on general assemblies of the clergy of France in 1615-1666," 2 vols, Rome, 1959.

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