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Louis-Philippe I

French
1861
Artist Pierre Petit (French, 1832–1909)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 56 mm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3180

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 left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LVDOVICVS PHILIPPVS I. FRANCORVM REX.” and under bust “PETIT F.”.

Reverse: Standing woman at proper right with cross and standing woman at proper left wearing crown, altar with kneeling child ontop at center with dove above; inscribed at edge “COMES·PARISIENSIS·SACRO·LAVACRO·ABLVTVS·”, below “PETIT IVN. ET F.”, and in exergue “II.MAI.M.DCCC.XLI.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS PHILIPPVS I. FRANCORVM REX." and under bust "PETIT F.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "COMES·PARISIENSIS·SACRO·LAVACRO·ABLVTVS·", below "PETIT IVN. ET F."., and in exergue "II.MAI.M.DCCC.XLI.".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How