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Henry IV and Louis XVIII

French
1814
Probably by Raymond Gayrard (French, 1777–1858)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.122

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Henry IV (1553-1610), king of France, and Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France.

Obverse: Two profile busts of Henry IV and Louis XVIII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “HENRI IV LOUIS XVIII” and under bust “GAYRARD”.

Reverse: Inscribed “A·NOS/FIDÈLES·SUJETS/POUR·AVOIR/SPONTANÉMENT/ET·DE·LEURS·DENIERS/RÉTABLI·LA·STATUE/DE·NOTRE·VI·AÏEUL/HENRI·IV.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRI IV LOUIS XVIII" and under bust "GAYRARD".

Reverse: Inscribed "A·NOS/FIDÈLES·SUJETS/POUR·AVOIR/SPONTANÉMENT/ET·DE·LEURS·DENIERS/RÉTABLI·LA·STATUE/DE·NOTRE·VI·AÏEUL/HENRI·IV.".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How