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Live auction - fme_469751 - LOUIS XV THE BELOVED Médaille uniface, Fondation de l'ordre de Saint-Michel de Bavière

LOUIS XV THE BELOVED Médaille uniface, Fondation de l ordre de Saint-Michel de Bavière XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 16:45:27
Type : Médaille uniface, Fondation de l'ordre de Saint-Michel de Bavière
Date: 1723
Metal : lead
Diameter : 71,9 mm
Engraver Duvivier, Jean
Weight : 55,63 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Présence de coups et rayures. Belle médaille uniface malgré de petites marques d’usure sur les points hauts


Obverse legend : DOMINUS POTENS IN PRÆLIO / PSAL 25 V.8.
Obverse description : Saint Michel, en vol, tenant un bouclier, lance la foudre sur les anges rebelles, qui tombent dans les nuages. Signé : DU VIVIER.


Reverse legend : LISSE.


Un exemplaire similaire est visible au Musée Carnavalet.

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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