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Louis Philippe I

French
1842
Artist Valentin Maurice Borrel (French, 1804–1882)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 52 mm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.864

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis Philippe I (1773-1850), king of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Philippe looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS” and under bust “BORREL 1840”.

Reverse: Duke of Orleans on horseback looking to proper left with sword drawn in his right hand; inscribed at proper right “BORREL DAPRES”, proper left “MAROCHETTI”, at edge “L’ARMÉE AU DUC D’ORLEANS PRINCE ROYAL”, and in exergue “M.DCCC.XLII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS" and under bust "BORREL 1840".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "L'ARMÉE AU DUC D'ORLEANS PRINCE ROYAL", at proper right "BORREL DAPRES", proper left "MAROCHETTI", and in exergue "M.DCCC.XLII".

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