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Louis XIV: Peace of Pyrenees

French
1660
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722), Design attributed to Jean Hardy (French, died in 1 died in 1669)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 68 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.833

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating peace of the Pyrenees between France and Spain.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left, wearing armor; inscribed at edge “LUDOVICUS·XIIII·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMUS” and under bust “R”.

Reverse: Two clasped hands, one on proper right representing France (bearing fleur-de-lis on cuff) and one on proper left representing Spain (bearing castle and two lions on cuff) infront of diappered background of fleur-de-lis enclosed by beaded circle; inscribed at edge “AETERNAE CONCORDIAE FRANCIAE ET HISPANIAE”, below “I·M·F”, and in exergue “M·DC·LX”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS·XIIII·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "R".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AETERNAE CONCORDIAE FRANCIAE ET HISPANIAE", below "I·M·F", and in exergue "M·DC·LX".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay