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LOUIS XVIII 1814 JETON


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DSCF1092-horz.jpgObv. LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE L

Rev. FUR DIE GERECHT SACHE(For the just cause). Personification of Justice holding sword & scales with her left hand whilst, with her right, she places a victory wreath on an Altar adorned with the fleur-de-lis, symbol of the Ancien régime.

Exe. IETTON

25mm AE

 

The same reverse was used with obverses of the various allied leaders and implied that the war to remove Napoleon & restore the Bourbon monarchy was a righteous one. I have seen a couple of examples of this jeton with Louis but the portrait on them was diferent, it being less realistic than this one. That, plus this being struck from copper & in such a great condition makes it quite special, the only negative is the cross scratched in the field behind Louis.

 

One of mine showing the reverse used on a 1814 brass jeton of Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia.

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