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Louis XVI

French
1789


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.837

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 “LUD XVI·REX CHRISTIANISS·” and under bust “GATTEAUX”.

Reverse: Inscribed above “LEGI REGIQUE FIDELES”, at center in wreath “CONVENTUS/NOBILIUM/PARISIEN-/SIUM”, and below “LUTETIAE MAIO/MDCCLXXXIX”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD XVI·REX CHRISTIANISS·" and under bust "GATTEAUX".

Reverse: Inscribed above "LEGI REGIQUE FIDELES", at center in wreath "CONVENTUS/NOBILIUM/PARISIEN-/SIUM", and below "LUTETIAE MAIO/MDCCLXXXIX".

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