The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday 23 May 2007

The obverse of a ceremonial medal from 1631

A medal minted in 1631 celebrating the ministry of Richelieu. The text reads 'Mens Sidera Volvit'; literally 'His mind revolves the stars' - or 'It seems he can almost anticipate the future in the celestial destiny'.

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