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Louis VIII

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.906

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis VIII. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis VIII looking to proper right, with short hair and no beard and wearing a crown; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS VIII.ROY DE FRANCE.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "42./NE.1187./SUCCEDE.1223./DEFAITE DES ANGLOIS./1224./MORT.1226./TROISIEME RACE./P.".

Provenance

1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay