• Code 140324-7

200th anniversary of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1885. White metal

WM, 47mm diameter, weight 34.4 grams.  REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES  MORTS AUX HUGUENOTS  MISERERE MEI DEUS  1685  Monk wielding dagger and torch. Instruments of torture and burning building behind.  Rv. IN COMMEMORATION OF THE REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES BY THE HUGUENOT CHURCHES. LONDON. 1885  around, IN CHRISTO VITA ET LIBERTAS above and DEUS NOSTER REFUGIUM.  VENITE EXULTEMUS below the Bible held by a pair of angels, surmounted by an eagle.   Surface a little rough in places, otherwise Extremely Fine with some original lustre

In October 1685, Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau which repealed the Edict of Nantes. It banned Protestant worship and the emigration of Protestants. Pastors were banished.

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