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Cliché of the reverse of Louis XIV - Conquest of Tournois and Courtrai 1667 Paris Mint.


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Cliché of the reverse of Louis XIV - Conquest of Tournois and Courtrai 1667 Paris Mint.
The bronze leaded-cliché depicts allegories of the conquered cities, Tournai & Cotterets, offering the keys of the cities to Louis, who is being crowned the victor by an angel with a trumpet, two river gods look on, the standing river god is emptying an urn which is inscribed LISA(river Lys), the other reclines and has an urn inscribed SCALDIS(river Schelde), on a banner by him is written MDC LX VII (1667) the scene is surrounded by the inscription CIVITATES.TORNACENCIS.ET.CVRTRANCENCIS.
Diameter: 89mm. 3 & 5/8 inches! 200 grams.
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