Charles X: Coronation
Artist Raymond Gayrard (French, 1777–1858)
Diameter and weight: 68 mm (2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Charles X (1757-1836), king of France, commemorating his coronation.
Obverse: Profile bust of Charles X looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “CAROLVS X REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS” and under bust “GAYRARD F.”.
Reverse: King kneeling at proper left, wearing fur robe and receiving a blessing from a bishop seated at proper right with a dove above and four men in military dress at behind at proper left and three men in ecclesiastics behind at proper right and a crown and scepters laying on pedestal in proper right; inscribed above “REX·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS”, below “GAYRARD F.”, and in exergue “REMIS·XXIX·DIE·MAII·/M·DCCC·XXV”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS X REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS" and under bust "GAYRARD F.".
Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", below "GAYRARD F.", and in exergue "REMIS·XXIX·DIE·MAII·/M·DCCC·XXV".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay