Military Order of Saint-Louis Jetton 1779

Item #EU5626

Military Order of Saint-Louis Jetton 1779 - Silver, weighing 15.3 grams, obverse with the right-facing bust of Louis XVI, inscribed "LUD. XVI. REX CHRISTIANISS." above, reverse illustrates the Order of Saint Louis encased in a ribbon banner inscribed "BELLIGAE VIRTUTIS PRAEMIUM" inside a laurel wreath, surrounded by the inscription "LUD. MAGNUS INSTITUIT 1693. LUD. XVI ILLUSTRAVIT 1779", 33.5 mm, light contact, pitted, very fine.Footnote: Louis XVI (1774-1792). The order of Saint Louis is a royal and military order instituted by Louis XIV in 1693. It was intended to reward services rendered to the army.