Part of a new series that pays tribute to influential women in French history, this coin features Queen Clotilde.
- Contains .714 oz of .900 fine Silver.
- Comes in a box and with a certificate of authenticity from the Monnaie de Paris.
- Mintage of just 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features a portrait of Clotilde, presented with an aureola around her head, denoting her status of Saint. Queen of the Franks, she is wearing a crown. A drawing treated as a textile pattern can be found in the background.
- Reverse: Depicts the scene of Clovis' baptism, a major event in France's history. Clovis' baptism date is inscribed on the reverse as well as the year-date.
- Certified by the Monnaie de Paris.
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Clotilde (c. 474 - 545), princess of Burgundy, was the daughter of Chilpéric II and niece of Gondebaud. Gondebaud had his two brothers murdered in 491, and took care of his two nieces, Clotilde and her sister Chrina. Clotilde was a Catholic, but was brought up in her mother’s Christian faith.
Clovis, king of the Franks from 481, heard about the youngest descendant of the powerful family of Burgondes. Clovis and Clotilde got married in 493. Their first two children were baptized at Clotilde’s particular request.
It was at the battle of Tolbiac in 496 that Clovis himself promised to convert, on condition that he was victorious. He was subsequently baptized on 25 December 498 in Reims.
Highly instrumental in her husband’s conversion to Christianity, Clotilde died around 545 and was canonized around 550.