Obverse: SIEGE DE LA BASTILLE, the storming depicted, on the foreground several soldiers and canons, in the background the fortifications. In exergue PRISE PAR LES CITOYENS DE / LA VILLE DE PARIS / LE 14 JUET 1789
Under domed glass, in brass frame
The Storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14 1789 is often regarded as the symbolic beginning of the French Revolution. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.