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France: Louis XV 'Chambre aux deniers' jeton, 1737, silver
Item code: 0130588

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France: Louis XV; "Chambre aux deniers" jeton, 1737; struck in silver; by Du Vivier; weight: 6.8g; size: 28.5mm.

Obverse: depicts a Rabbi figure kneeling before a flaming altar, with latin legend above "DIVIS MINISTRAT MUNERA DIVUM" ("It is to these G-ds of G-ds") and "CHAMB. AUX DEN. ("Chambre aux Deniers" - Room of Monies) | 1737" in exergue.

Reverse: right facing bust of Louis XV and legend "LUD. XV. REX | CHRISTIANISS."

In VF; Feuardent-2494. Very few French jetons contain any references to Jews. At age 13, in 1723, Louis XV agreed to recognize the presence of Jews in France and confirm their rights to remain there, but in 1731 he forbade Jews throughout France to conduct business in localities where they were not permitted to live.

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