1073720 | FRANCE. Louis XV. (King, 1715-1774). 1739 AR Jeton. PCGS MS62. Edge: Reeded. 31mm. 9.60gm. POVR LA COMP • D • MARCH • FREQ • LA • R • D • LOIRE// • LIGERIS • (date). Reclining river god; crossed anchors above; date in exergue / EX • LIBERTATE • COMERCII • UBERTAS •// • AVRELIA •. City view with boats in the foreground along the river Loire, Orléans. Feuardent 8177.
For the Orléanais merchants of the Loire, Paris.
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After the Roman conquest of the Gauls, a new city was built on the ruins of the ancient settlement of Cenabum by the Roman emperor Aurelian. It was named urbs Aurelianorum or civitas Aurelianorum, in French: city of Aurelii or Orléanais.