Louis XVIII was King of France from 1814 to 1824. His reign followed the most turbulent period of French history; his brother Louis XVI has been executed and the monarchy abolished at the height of the French revolution, following which he lived in exile in Prussia until the defeat of Napolean in 1814 and the monarchy was restored (although Napolean did manage to make a return and defeat Louis for 100 days in 1814). The 20 Franc coin was minted to celebrate the return of the monarchy, and this pendant is made up of 2 coins showing Louis XVIII in uniform described as 'Roi de France'. The reverse is a laureate French crowned shield with the date below - 1814 and 1815 respectively. These coins were only minted between 1814 and 1824 therefore are highly collectable - this particular pendant has been converted into a piece of jewellery with a bale added in antiquity. Chain not included.
MATERIALS: Gold (900)
DIMENSIONS: The coin measures 21mm diameter and the total thickness of both is 6mm. Total weight: 16g
ERA / HALLMARKS: 1814 and 1815.