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Louis XIV: Restoration of Military Discipline

French
1665
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: Europe, 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

13.828

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating his restoration of discipline to the French military.

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

Reverse: Standing king at proper left, with sword raised leading drills for his troops at proper right with banner above; inscribed on banner “DISCIP·MILIT·REST·” and in exergue “M·DC·LXV·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed on banner "DISCIP·MILIT·REST·" and in exergue "M·DC·LXV·".

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