1814 French Bronze Medal Royal Restored Louis XVIII Enter Paris Andrieu & Brenet
Description: A nice French mint state bronze medal dated May 3, 1814 to commemorate the entry of King Louis 18th into Paris and restoring the royalty. The medal has a high relief bust of Louis XVIII facing on the obverse with the legend "LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE ETDE NAVARE" surrounding it. The bust has the name ANDRIEU.F. in raised lettering on the bottom. The reverse of the medal shows the king and queen in a chariot with two figures representing town and people of Paris welcoming them with raised hands, one carrying the keys to the city on a cushion. Victory as an angel, holding palm branch, flying left above the procession. The reverse has the legend "LOUIS XVII ENTRE A PARIS/III.MAI MDCCCXIV" in exergue. The reverse is signed BRENET on the bottom. The medal has a nice brown colored finish and has great eye appeal. The medal has a plain and unmarked edge. A truly nice-looking medal, which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Dated 3 May 1814.
Artist: Obverse by Andrieu and the reverse by Brenet.
Weight and Size: Bronze medal weighing 37.8 grams and is ~40 millimeters in diameter.
Marks: ANDRIEU.F. on the bottom of the king's bust on the obverse and BRENET on the bottom of the reverse.
Condition: I would grade the medal as uncirculated. The medal has no observable wear, and minimum surface marks. It is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. The edge of the medal is plain and unmarked. A great historic piece to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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