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La Calaisienne

An exceptional medal from the end of the Hundred Year's war

The Calaisienne is an exceptional large silver medal minted in 1455 by the French King Charles VII. It commemorates the French Victory of the Hundred Years’ War and the following expulsion of the English from the French territory.

It can be seen as a medal of honour given by the King Charles VII to its most loyal knights for their bravery during the last and most epic battles of the Hundred Years War

This video presents the characteristics of this medal, like its iconography, its rarity, its historical and numismatic importance, its artistic merit and symbolic power as well as its prestigious provenance.

A small group of exceptional medals with prestigious provenance

This medal is part of a small group of exceptional medals assembled at the beginning of the 20th Century by the famous art collector, numismatist and benefactress Martine, Comtesse de Béhague, 1870-1939.

It will be offered for sale in our coming Lugdunum auction taking place in later spring 2021.

The consignor has generously decided to donate the proceeds of the sale of this medal to help support the reconstruction and restoration of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.

Discover the medal in a video

This video is also available in French and German

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