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v25_1322 - LOUIS XVII Médaille CU 40,50 pour la mort de Louis XVII

LOUIS XVII Médaille CU 40,50 pour la mort de Louis XVII AU
MONNAIES 25 (2006)
Starting price : 150.00 €
Estimate : 300.00 €
Realised price : 150.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 200.00 €
Type : Médaille CU 40,50 pour la mort de Louis XVII
Date: n.d.
Metal : copper
Diameter : 40,5 mm
Engraver TIOLIER Nicolas-Pierre (1784-1853)
Weight : 35,78 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Petites marques de manipulation dans les champs sinon superbe médaille ayant conservé une partie de son brillant d’origine et recouverte d’une jolie patine marron clair

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDOV. XVII. D. G. - FRANC. ET NAV. REX.
Obverse description : Tête juvénile de Louis XVII à gauche avec le cordon de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit ; sur la tranche de l’épaule signature N. TIOLIER F..
Obverse translation : (Louis XVII par la grâce de Dieu roi de France et de Navarre).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CECIDIT UT FLOS.
Reverse description : Lys à la tige cassée // VIII JUNII// MDCCXCV en deux lignes .
Reverse translation : (8 juin 1795).

Commentary


Médaille en cuivre brun de l’époque de la Restauration vendue dans son coffret d’origine.

Historical background


LOUIS XVII

(21/01/1793-8/06/1795)

The Duke of Normandy, second son of the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, was born at Versailles 27 March 1785. He became dauphin after the death of his elder brother died June 4, 1789. After August 10, 1792, he was imprisoned in the Temple with his parents. On the death of his father guillotined January 21, 1793, the royalists proclaimed titular king of France under the name of Louis XVII. On 3 July 1793, he was separated from his mother, guillotined on 16 October, and his aunt Elizabeth, also guillotined May 10, 1794. He was in the custody of the cobbler Simon, contrary to legend, would have made him suffer any ill-treatment. January 5, 1794, Louis XVII was in the custody of four commissioners of the Commune. The exact date of his death is uncertain, but they probably died June 8, 1795 and was buried secretly in Sainte-Marguerite cemetery in Paris. His sister, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, December 19, 1778 - October 19, 1851 escaped death after years of martyrdom was exchanged with the Austrians against Nicolas Marie Quinette Baron de Rochemont, Interior Minister, a member of the Five Hundred, investigator treason of Dumouriez, captured on this occasion.

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