Sun King Coin - Louis XIV

Kingdom of France
1643 - 1715
$84.98
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Please Note: Our items are original artifacts, therefore they cannot be produced to meet demand. For this reason our items tend to sell out quickly, and this item may not be available in the near future.

History of the Artifact

This gorgeous Louis XIV silver coin takes us back to the heyday of European Absolutist Monarchies and to the century of Bach, Newton and Vivaldi among many others, who shaped this unique period of European history. 

Louis XIV, also known as ‘Louis the Great’ or the ‘King Sun’ reigned for over 72 years over the Kingdom of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of over 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any sovereign in history beating even the late Queen Elizabeth II who reigned for ‘only’ 70 years. 

His title as the ‘King Sun’ derived from his character as a flamboyant monarch who had a tremendous influence on culture, etiquette and European civilization at the time. Louis XIV had a rather strong idea about what he had to represent politically : his most famous quote is arguably “L’Etat, c’est moi” (I am the State). He was an absolutist monarch, but he also possessed an inner belief that, as a regent, his mission was to enlighten his people’s mind. During his lifetime, he aimed to become a cultural example of ‘raffinement’ and, as the Sun, he provided “Light” in ideas and manners for 72 long years on the throne ! That said,  he was not necessarily the best leader from a geopolitical point of view. He fought multiple expensive wars against his neighbors to inconclusive ends and failed to preserve French territories in North America. Upon his death in 1715, Louis XIV left his great-grandson and successor, Louis XV, a powerful kingdom, albeit in major debt after the thirteen-year-long War of the Spanish Succession.

Although an imperfect leader, his legacy as an extravagant, absolutist monarch lives on to this day including in the Palace of Versailles - the ostentatious French Baroque palace built during his reign visited by millions every year.  

The Louis XIV silver coin you will receive will be of very similar size and quality as the ones shown in the pictures. A coin similar to the ones pictured is guaranteed or your money back! The display case included is openable so that you may easily handle and closely observe the artifact.

How do I know these are original Coins?

Ancient Artifacts guarantees the Authenticity of items sold through a three layer system of protection

  1. Ancient Artifacts exclusively sources artifacts from trusted and reputable antique distributors, many of whom have been selling Artifacts for decades.  
  2. Next, the Artifact is inspected by an expert team member, who is professionally trained in counterfeit detection After the artifact passes inspection, the Certificate of Authenticity is signed and the Artifact is packaged. 
  3. Finally, Ancient Artifacts gives an additional layer of protection by promising a full refund with no questions asked, in the extremely unlikely event that a counterfeit slips through our vetting process.

What will my artifact look like?

Your coin will look very similar to the one shown in the photos. There will always be some variety, given our items are unique historical pieces. The display case included is openable so that you may easily handle and closely observe the artifact. If for whatever reason you get anything that does not fit this description you are entitled to your money back! 

Your order will include:

  • One authentic Sun King coin dated in the 17th century AD
  • Elegant protective case for preservation and display of your artifact 
  • Certificate of Authenticity

Ancient Artifacts relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about our Mission and Promise for authenticity. 

Scott

05 Sep, 2022

Excellent item. Thank you

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31 Aug, 2022

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29 Aug, 2022

My nephew was overjoyed with this coin. Loved the history. Thank you!

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28 Aug, 2022

Awesome quality! Arrived quickly as well.

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05 Sep, 2022

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Melissa

25 Aug, 2022

Like holding history in the palm of your hand. Marvelous.

Melissa

25 Aug, 2022

Absolutely stunning. So much detail. Love it.

Emily

23 Aug, 2022

The quality of the item was great

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14 Aug, 2022

I ordered this coin for my grandson, he loves anything Roman history and was thrilled. I didn’t receive the authentic certificate with it, I contacted the seller and asked if he could send one out to him. He responded right away and is sending it right out. I would recommend to everyone. Very good customer service and arrived early.

Tyler

13 Aug, 2022

They were so helpful and patient with me I couldn’t be more grateful. They gave me such good service and such fast shipping I’m buying another coin when I get paid again!! I’m going to continue buying from these guys, it looks even better in person. It’s everything I was hoping for:) I’m obsessed with it it looks amazing in my collection:)

Sabrina

11 Aug, 2022

Looks great, received it within a week, thank you so much!

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04 Aug, 2022

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Kathleen

04 Aug, 2022

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01 Aug, 2022

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13 Jul, 2022

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10 Jul, 2022

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09 Jul, 2022

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