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Louis XIV: establishment of l’Hôpital Général

French
1656
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 41.5 mm, 12h

Accession Number

30.68

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating the establishment of l’Hôpital Général.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS.” and under bust “I·MAVGER·F”.

Reverse: Woman seated at center with three children and l’Hôpital Général in the background; inscribed at edge “ALENDIS ET EDVCANDIS PAVPERIBVS” and in exergue “AEDES EXTRUCTAE/ET FUNDATAE/M·DC·LVI·”.

Inscription

Obverse Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "I·MAVGER·F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ALENDIS ET EDVCANDIS PAVPERIBVS" and in exergue "AEDES EXTRUCTAE/ET FUNDATAE/M·DC·LVI·".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer