Apothicaires de la maison du Roi

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Date 1764
Metal silver
Shape round
Weight 7,8 g
Dimensions 28 mm
Marks none
Medallist unknown
Rarity Extremely rare
The origin of the apothicaries of the King of France comes from Louis IX. Their role was to prepare the remedies, liquors and preserves for the king and his family. They also assisted the king’s surgeon.

Obverse : LUD XVI REX CHRISTIANISS.

Reverse : in the centre : Erit haec quoque cognita monstris ; circular legend : Animo manuque civibus utiles ; bottom legend : Les huit apoticaires du Roy / 1764

Photo : Cabinet des Monnaies et Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Reference : Feuardent F2958