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Louis Alexandre of Bourbon: Victory at Málaga

French
early 19th century
Probably by Raymond Gayrard (French, 1777–1858)


Mint: Europe, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.804

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis Alexandre of Bourbon (1678-1737), count of Toulouse, commemorating his victory at Málaga (1704).

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Alexandre looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS ALEXANDRE DE BOURBON COMTE DE TOULOUSE AMIRAL DE FRANCE” and under bust “GAYRARD F.”.

Reverse: Galley ship filled with spolia; female personification of Fame standing on ship at proper left, inscribing a tablet; inscribed above “BRITANNIS BATAVIS QUE DEVICTIS”, to proper left of ship “GAYRARD F.”, on tablet “VEL[ ]/MALAGA”, below “DE PUYMAURIN D.”, and in exergue “XXIV AOUST MDCCIV.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS ALEXANDRE DE BOURBON COMTE DE TOULOUSE AMIRAL DE FRANCE" and under bust "GAYRARD F.".

Reverse: Inscribed above "BRITANNIS BATAVIS QUE DEVICTIS", to proper left of ship "GAYRARD F.", on tablet "VEL[ ]/MALAGA", below "DE PUYMAURIN D.", and in exergue "XXIV AOUST MDCCIV.".

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 Fay