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fjt_02325 - TRÉSOR ROYAL CHAMBRE DU TRÉSOR ROYAL 1756

TRÉSOR ROYAL CHAMBRE DU TRÉSOR ROYAL XF
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Price : 18.00 €
Type : CHAMBRE DU TRÉSOR ROYAL
Date: 1756
Metal : red copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUD. XV. REX. CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XV signé fm [n°338a].
Obverse translation : Louis XV, roi très chrétien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : AETERNITAS ; À L'EXERGUE : TRESOR. ROYAL. 1756.
Reverse description : Corne d'abondance dans une couronne formée d'un serpent qui se mord la queue, ourobouros.
Reverse translation : L'éternité.

Historical background


TRÉSOR ROYAL

The first Capetian kings settled their personal affairs themselves by calling on a Chancellor and four Ministers of the King's Household: the Seneschal, the Constable, the Grand Bouteiller and the Grand Chamberlain. The Grand Bouteiller managed the Royal Treasury with the Grand Chambrier. Under Philip IV, the Chamber of Accounts appears and in 1311, the Superintendent of Finance is assisted by a Treasurer. Royal Treasury and Public Treasury are nevertheless confused until Charles V. Under Charles VII, the Treasurers are increased to four and are responsible for establishing the revenue budget. Under François I, the kingdom was divided into sixteen jurisdictions with a Receiver General at their heads and a Treasurer of Savings who centralized everything..

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