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Louis XV

French
1752


Mint: Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 74 mm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.128

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS·”.

Reverse: Olive wreath; inscribed at center “VOTA SOLUTA/PRO SALUTE/SEREN.DELPHINI/VI.ORDINES/MERCAT.PARIS./M.DCC.LII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS·".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "VOTA SOLUTA/PRO SALUTE/SEREN.DELPHINI/VI.ORDINES/MERCAT.PARIS./M.DCC.LII".

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