MAT-FR.NO.1826.

Jeton, Societe Anonyme Des Bainscaroline, Ordonnance Royale

Dieppe, France

1826

A naked woman, leaning against a rock in front of a rough sea and holding a pearl necklace.

This token does not bear a hallmark, it could have been minted before 1831. The English fashion for sea bathing appeared in France at the beginning of the 19th century. They were attributed therapeutic virtues against fatigue. The Duchess of Berry, Marie-Caroline, launched the fashion for sea bathing in Dieppe between 1824 and 1829. In her honor, the Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer de Dieppe was renamed the Société Anonyme des Bains Caroline. The fashion for sea bathing in Dieppe disappeared with the Revolution of July 1830.