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Louis XVI

French
1786
Probably by Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833)


Mint: Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.140

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVI ROI ET FRERE BIENFAISANT” and at proper left of bust “DUPRE”.

Reverse: Two men standing, one at proper right giving something to man at proper left who stands before a table, covered by fleur-de-lis, supporting a crown; inscribed at edge “HOMMAGE DE TENDRESSE ET DE RECONNOISSANCE”, below “DUPRE F”, and in exergue “PREMICES DE LOR TIRE DES MINES D’ALLEMONT/OFFERTES AU ROI PAR MONSIEUR/M·DCCL XXXVI.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI ET FRERE BIENFAISANT" and at proper left of bust "DUPRE".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "HOMMAGE DE TENDRESSE ET DE RECONNOISSANCE", below "DUPRE F", and in exergue "PREMICES DE LOR TIRE DES MINES D'ALLEMONT/OFFERTES AU ROI PAR MONSIEUR/M·DCCL XXXVI.".

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