Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Banknotes (3 April 1998)

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Date of Auction: 3rd April 1998


Estimate: £50 - £70

Death of Marie-Antoinette, 1793, a plated cliché [? by P.G. Lienard], bust left (Hennin –).Very fine and rare; with loop for suspension (£50-70)


Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), Queen of France, aroused the hostile passions that helped lead to the French Revolution and the abolition of the French monarchy in August 1792. Having secretly aided Austria’s counter-revolutionary invasion of France, she was executed by guillotine for treason on 16 October 1793