Ian Posted May 18, 2006 Report Share Posted May 18, 2006 Three silver jetons of three of the most influential women in France during the 1700's. I have one of Marie Antoinette somewhere but can't quite find where I put it as yet. First is dated 1757 of Marie Lesczynska, Princess of Poland wife of Louis XV and queen of France. Unusual to find an error like this but it has been struck off centre on an oversized flan. The resultant jeton is not as healthy looking as i've seen. Second is dated 1752 Marie Josepha, Princess of Saxony and wife to Louis, Dauphin of France (son of Louis XV and Marie Lesczynska) and the mother of Louis XVI. Third is not dated but circa 1771 and a very rare (according to Gadoury) silver jeton of Marie Josephine Louis of Savoy, Countess of Provence and wife of Stanislaus (brother of Louis XVI). The French royal males certainly seem to have had a thing for women called Marie. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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