101995 | FRANCE. Louis XVI/Abolition of Feudalism bronze Medal.

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    101995  |  FRANCE. Louis XVI bronze Medal. Dated 1789 (issued ca. 1860-1879). Commemorating the abolition of feudalism (64mm, 124.97 g, 12h). By Du Vivier & Gatteaux.

     

    LOUIS XVI RESTAURATEUR DE LA LIBERTÉ FRANÇAISE, garlanded, draped, and mantled bust right / ABANDON DE TOUS LES PRIVILÉGES, view of the National Assembly at Versailles: members of the three estates make their oath around an altar inscribed A / LA / PATRIE; in three lines in exergue, ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE / IV AOUT / MDCCLXXXIX. Edge: «bee» CUIVRE.

     

    Nocq 241. Choice Mint State. Glossy chocolate brown surfaces. A fairly scarce and important type.

     

    Quite a feat in French history, one of the central events of the French Revolution was the abolishment of feudalism in a direct nod to the core principles of "liberté, égalité et fraternité." As such, the old judicial system was suspended in November 1789, and formally abolished in 1790.

     

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