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 honor 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.
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 Behague.
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.
INVITATION TO CONSIGN
We are accepting consignments for our forthcoming late Spring 2021 auction to be offered alongside this exceptional medal. Deadline: April 17th 2021.
Should you require a valuation of your collection or wish to learn more about the auction process, please contact us on +41 (0)32 554 03 30 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a confidential and complimentary appointment.