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Louis XI

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.909

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XI (born 1423, king 1461-83). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XI looking to proper left, wearing a high cap and medal around neck; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed at center "55./NE.1423./SUCCEDE.1461./INSTITUTION DE L'ORDRE/DE SAINT MICHEL.1469/MORT.1483./TROISIEME RACE./P.".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay