Lot Archive


№ 1043


31 May 1995

Hammer Price:

1748. Vooronderhandelingen Vrede van Aken, [Peace of Aachen or Aix-la-Chapelle, Preliminaries signed], bronze medal, Louis XV resisting the entreaties of Victory accepts the olive branch extended by Peace, reverse legend, 42mm (v.Loon 321; MI ii, 643/340; Pax 554). Extremely fine, rare (£50-60)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, A Collection of Dutch Medals.

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This medal is French and although unsigned is the work of François Marteau. Louis XV was influenced more in his negotiations by the destruction of his fleet and the desperate state of his finances than by a spirit of moderation and reconcialion that is implied by the medal.