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Louis XIV: Peace of the Church

French
1669
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 41 mm, 12h

Accession Number

13.783

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating his efforts to settle a dispute between the Jansenists and Jesuits.

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

Reverse: An altar at center with two keys and two scepters placed on top of it, dove flying above; inscribed at edge “RESTITUTA ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE CONCORDIA” and in exergue “M·DC·LXIX·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "RESTITUTA ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE CONCORDIA" and in exergue "M·DC·LXIX·".

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