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fjt_435404 - MAISON DU ROI Louis XVI n.d.

MAISON DU ROI Louis XVI AU
250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Louis XVI
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,49 g.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDOV. XVI REX CHRISTIANIS.
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XVI [n° 379].
Obverse translation : Louis XVI, roi très chrétien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : TRESORERIE GENERALE DE LA MAISON DU ROI.
Reverse description : Deux L affrontés couronnés.

Historical background


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..

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