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fjt_688971 - MENUS-PLAISIRS DU ROI Menus plaisirs du roi 1703

MENUS-PLAISIRS DU ROI Menus plaisirs du roi VF
90.00 €(Approx. 104.40$ | 75.60£)
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Type : Menus plaisirs du roi
Date: 1703
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,40 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDOVICUS. - MAGNUS REX..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XIV, signé R en monogramme.
Obverse translation : Louis le Grand, Roi.

Reverse


Reverse legend : REX. NOBIS. HÆC. OTIA. FECIT. ; À L'EXERGUE : MENVS PLAISIRS ET. AFFAIRES. DE. LA. CHAMBRE. .1703..
Reverse description : Un concert avec six figures de femmes et d'enfants.
Reverse translation : C'est le roi qui nous a donné ces loisirs.

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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