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Louis the Strong

French
1734
Artist Jean Dassier (1676–1763)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.446

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis the Strong (1678-1748).

Obverse: Bust of Louis in 3/4 profile looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LUD·LE FORT REIP·GENEV·CONSUL PRIMAR·ANN·1734·AET·66·” and under bust “I·DASSIER·F·”.

Reverse: Allegorical scene with eye of God at top, goddess with spade, leaning on shield and cornacopis and holding Bible at proper right, and four cherubs at proper left–one drawing, one reading, one writing and one holding a heart and quiver; inscribed at edge “DEI NUMINE” and in exergue “JURA CIVIUM ASSERTA·/ANNO 1734”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·LE FORT REIP·GENEV·CONSUL PRIMAR·ANN·1734·AET·66·" and under bust "I·DASSIER·F·".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DEI NUMINE" and in exergue "JURA CIVIUM ASSERTA·/ANNO 1734".

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Moeller III (Massachusetts); 1973, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Moeller III to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Moeller, III