FRANCE, 15 sols, 1791 A


FRANCE, Louis XVI, 1774-93, 15 sols, 1791 A, silver, 23mm, 4.89g, KM604.1, aVF

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The angel is writing the new French Constitution. Louis, on the other side of the coin, is saying “OK, whatever” while plotting his ultimately unsuccessful escape.

France was ancient Gaul. The Romans were active, then the Merovingian kings maintained a vassal relationship with the Byzantine Empire until the advent of Charlemagne. France diverged from Germany thereafter, going through a period of feudal decentralization. A series of powerful kings gradually brought into being the modern country.