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.
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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'.