Royal Rings

Louis XVI removed two rings before he was executed 21 January 1793. Each ring he had always worn, one he wore ever since his wedding to Marie Antoinette. The other was a silver seal.

The gold ring opened and inside it was inscribed with:

M.A.A.A., 19 Aprilis, 1770, jour des fiançailles, à Vienne, de Marie-Antoinette, Archiduchesse d’Autriche, et de Louis-Auguste, Dauphin de France

The other ring was a seal. It was silver and had three openings. One displayed the letters L.L., one the helmeted head of the dauphin, and the other the shield of France.

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