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Charles X: Coronation

French
1825
Artist Jacques-Edouard Gatteaux (French, 1788–1881), Artist Jean Jacques Barre (French, 1793–1855)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.862

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles X (1757-1836), king of France, commemorating his coronation.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles X looking to proper left, wearing crown; inscribed at edge “CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS” and on bust “E.GATTEAUX”.

Reverse: Kneeling king at center before a bishop standing at proper left giving him a blessing with four men behind at proper right and three men behind at proper left; inscribed above “REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS”, below “BARRE FT. DE PUYMAURIN N.P.”, and in exergue “ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and on bust "E.GATTEAUX".

Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", below "BARRE FT. DE PUYMAURIN N.P.", and in exergue "ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay