Obverse legend : LOUIS XVI. ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE.
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XVI, signé GATT , type Guéant Prieur 742D.
Reverse legend : TRESORERIE GENERALE - DE LA MAISON DU ROI.
Reverse description : Deux anges sur les nuages, soutenant l'écu ovale de France couronné.
HOUSE OF THE KING
Hotel medieval king gave way to the royal household, including two branches: one civil, the other military. It was headed by a secretary of state at the King's House. Civil house is composed of about 4000 people at its head the Grand Chaplain, the Grand Master, the Grand Chamberlain, the first physician, the great master of ceremonies, the grand equerry, etc.. It includes 22 departments: music, wardrobe, large stables, etc.. The house consisted of four military companies bodyguards, one hundred Swiss, etc..