"Brass Box Medal Historical Subject: Louis Antoine d'Artois"Finely chiseled brass medal-box on one side of the profile of Louis Antoine Duc d'Angoulême "he gave us back the victory" and on the other: "TO THE GLORY OF THE FRENCH ARMY 1823" surrounded by laurel branches. This circular box, in good general condition, contains a series of 22 round letters inscribed on both sides and linked together by paper hinges; giving an account of the war in Spain until the deliverance of King Ferdinand by the French army. In 1823 Louis Antoine d'Artois led the victorious Spanish expedition, which won the battle of Fort Trocadéro, seized Cadiz and restored, as absolute monarch, Ferdinand VII of Spain. The inside of each cover has an engraved coat of arms of the Maison de France. A little history (thank you Internet): Louis de France (1775-1844) Louis-Antoine d'Artois, born August 6, 1775 in Versailles, France, and died in Goritz, Austria on June 3, 1844, grandson of France and Duke of Angoulême (1775-1824), then Louis-Antoine de France, Dauphin of France (1824-1830) then Count of Marnes (1830-1844), then in 1836 Louis of France, was a prince of the house royal of France, son of Charles-Philippe of France, the latter being Count of Artois and the future King Charles X, and Marie-Thérèse of Savoy. During the events of the July Revolution (1830), shortly after the abdication of his father Charles X, he himself renounced his rights in favor of his nephew Henri d'Artois. He then went into exile with the courtesy title of Count de Marnes. On the death of his father (1836) until his own death (1844), he became the eldest of the Capetians and the head of the House of Bourbon, claiming the Crown of France and recognized as king by the Legitimists under the name of Louis XIX. Among the military distinctions given to him, the Duke of Angoulême was notably Colonel General of the Cuirassiers and Dragoons, Grand Admiral of France and Generalissimo of the Army of Spain. Note: a beautiful collector's item, undoubtedly historic. Delivery: 10 € for metropolitan France.