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Live auction - fme_673997 - LOUIS XV THE BELOVED Médaille, La Chambre de justice

LOUIS XV THE BELOVED Médaille, La Chambre de justice AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 1 015 €
Maximum bid : 1 260 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 18:20:07
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Médaille, La Chambre de justice
Date: 1710
Metal : silver
Diameter : 41 mm
Engraver Röettiers Joseph Charles
Weight : 35,24 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire ayant été nettoyé, des frottements dans les champs. Présence de quelques fines rayures, ainsi que de quelques coups au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LUDOVICUS XV. D. - G. FR. ET NAV. REX..
Obverse description : Buste lauré, cuirassé et drapé à droite de Louis XV, signé : J. C. ROETT: F: (Effigie n°3).


Reverse description : Hercule terrassant Cacus dans son antre ; au fond, on aperçoit les boeufs volés par le vaincu. Signé : D.V..

Historical background



Louis XV succeeded Louis XIV on 1 September 1715 and Philippe d'Orléans is only regent. The Quadruple Alliance in 1717 aims to maintain the European balance with France, Austria, England and the United Provinces. During his visit to France, Tsar Peter I signed a bilateral treaty agreement. In 1718, Abbe Dubois became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Consecrated Archbishop of Cambrai in 1720, Prime Minister in 1722, he died Aug. 10, 1723. France declares war on Spain in 1719 to prevent Philip V to overthrow the Regent. Taking San Sebastian and Hondarribia mark the end of hostilities. In 1720, Philip V joined the Quadruple Alliance and renounced the throne of France by the Treaty of Madrid. The first Masonic Lodge was founded in France in 1721. Louis XV was crowned 12 years October 25, 1722. On 15 February 1723 he declared major. The Regent is replaced by the Duke of Bourbon, who became Prime Minister. Philippe d'Orléans died Dec. 2.

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