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fjt_688968 - MENUS-PLAISIRS DU ROI LOUIS XVI 1756

MENUS-PLAISIRS DU ROI LOUIS XVI XF
100.00 €(Approx. 113.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : LOUIS XVI
Date: 1756
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,51 g.
Edge : cannelée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDOV. XVI. REX - CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XVI, signé DU VIV..
Obverse translation : Louis XVI, roi très chrétien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCESSA VOLUPTAS ; À L’EXERGUE : MENUS PLAISIRS DU ROY 1756..
Reverse description : Deux amours faisant de la musique et un troisième portant un masque.
Reverse translation : Un plaisir qui leur est permis.

Historical background


MENUS PLEASURES OF THE KING

The full name of this administration is "silverware, small pleasures and affairs of the king's chamber." This is the service responsible for stage sets, costumes and accessories for plays, ballets and shows organized in the courtyard. It is headed by a steward. From the Hotel du Roi, service des Menus Plaisirs and House Affairs assured the King means to appear in the term sovereign menus covers small supplies made by the valets, barbers and upholsterers, liveries, plus travel, almanacs and calendars for the Court, jewelry and portraits offered by King.

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