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Louis XIV: Regency of the Queen Mother

French
about 1702–05
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.126

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France commemorating the regency of the Queen Mother.

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

Reverse: Young Louis XIV and Queen Regent sit together on throne at proper right under canopy and overlooking the balcony; inscribed at edge “ANNAE AUSTRIACIAE REGIS ET REGNI·CURA DATA” and in exergue “M·DC·XLIII·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ANNAE AUSTRIACIAE REGIS ET REGNI·CURA DATA" and in exergue "M·DC·XLIII·".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How