Louis the Strong
Artist Jean Dassier (1676–1763)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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”.
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".
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)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Moeller, III