Louis XIV and Anne of Austria
Artist Jean Warin (French, 1607–1672)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; struck copper (95% copper with small amounts of zinc, tin, and lead)
Not On View
Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1714) and Anne of Austria (1601-1666). Hanging loop at top and beaded edge on both sides.
Obverse: Profile bust of young Louis XIV looking to proper left, wearing armor and laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LVDOVICVS·XIIII·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REX·” and under bust “·WARIN·1643·”.
Reverse: Profile bust of Anne of Austria looking to proper left, wearing a widow’s cap and viel; inscribed at edge “ANNA·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REG” and under bust “WARIN”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XIIII·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REX·" and under bust "·WARIN·1643·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ANNA·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REG" and under bust "WARIN".
By 1917, Horatio Greenough Curtis; 1917, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917)
Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis