Medallist: Du Bois for De Puymarin Condition: A nice UNCirculated medal! Denomination: Medal - Visit of Charles X in Camp of Saint Omer during 9-16 September 1827. Mint Year: 1825 (original strike with plain edge!) Material: Bronze Diameter: 28mm Weight: 9.59gm
Obverse: Bare bust of Charles X right. Legend: CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAV.
Reverse: Inscription "Charles X, in Camp of Saint Omer, 9-16 September, 1827". All within wreath.
Saint-Omer (Sint-Omaars) is a commune in France. It is a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km (42 mi) west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area. The canalised portion of the river Aa begins at Saint-Omer, reaching the North Sea at Gravelines in northern France. Below its walls, the Aa connects with the Neufossé Canal, which ends at the River Lys.
Charles X (Charles Philippe; 9 October 1757 – 6 November 1836) was King of France from 16 September 1824 until 2 August 1830. For most of his life he was known as the Count of Artois (in French, comte d'Artois). An uncle of the uncrowned Louis XVII, and younger brother to reigning kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, he supported the latter in exile and eventually succeeded him.
His rule of almost six years ended in the July Revolution of 1830, which resulted in his abdication and the election of Louis Philippe I as King of the French. Exiled once again, Charles died in 1836 in Gorizia, then part of the Austrian Empire. He was the last of the French rulers from the senior branch of the House of Bourbon.