ROYALIST MEDALLION. Secret medallion (43... - Lot 56 - Chayette & Cheval

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ROYALIST MEDALLION. Secret medallion (43... - Lot 56 - Chayette & Cheval
ROYALIST MEDALLION. Secret medallion (43 mm) consisting of 2 metal metal discs joined by a bronze bronze ring. Silver-plated obverse with nude bust of Louis XVI at left. Caption "L'INFORTUNE LOUIS XVI / I die innocent and forgive you". Gilded reverse with inscriptions "Digne fils / de Saint Louis / ascends to / heaven". The captions the king's last words and the exhortation exhortation of his confessor. The medallion can be opened by pressing, and could - for refractory priests - a host. A very rare seditious object, however in 2 versions: bust of the king dressed and, as here nude bust. Hennin -, Julius 282. Ex. Frank Bader collection. Superb
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