This French 200 francs which was issued in the 1980’s and early 1990’s (P156) Its
tapestry like design features Montesquieu, a political philosopher living in the 18th century in the
Age of Enlightenment. To the right of his portrait a female figure holding a shield representing L’Esprit
des Lois,(The Spirit of the Laws) a work he published anonymously in 1748 and which influenced the
Founding Fathers when they drew up the American Constitution. The back features his portrait alongside
a view of the Chateau de la Brede where he was born and a statue of Scylla a reference to his publication
Persian Letters. Available in Good Fine- VF.