Collector's item the spiral double helix staircase 2024

- Collector coin

- Monnaie de Paris

- Vintage 2024

- The spiral double helix staircase

In stock

Product description

Souvenir medal for the double spiral staircase at Château de Chambord

Both a souvenir and a collector's item, this medal was struck by La Monnaie de Paris.

The obverse depicts a view of the double staircase at Château de Chambord. The salamander, emblem of François I, is also featured.

A prized collector's item, it will complete your collection of coins linked to major French cultural sites.

Domain note

Castle of Chambord

A palace emerges in the heart of the Sologne marshlands. François I, a young king, ordered its construction. It was a monumental work of architecture that the king liked to show off to sovereigns and ambassadors as a symbol of his power, inscribed in stone.

The château's layout and decorations were designed around a central axis: the famous double-revolution staircase, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, an ascending spiral that leads from the terraces to the abundance of sculpted fireplaces and capitals. It was not until the reign of Louis XIV that the building was completed. It was also during this period that the château's grounds were landscaped in the 17th century. The château and park have been state property since 1930.

Today, Chambord welcomes two million visitors a year.

Product characteristics

Dimensions : Ø 34 mm

Materials : Métal (89% Cu, 5% Al, 5% Zn, 1% Sn)