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Louis XVI

French
1782
Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.142

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI, king of France. Obverse: Bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; signed on shoulder and inscribed at edge. Reverse: Inscribed within oak wreath.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XVI.FR.ET NAVAR.REGI OPTIMO".

Reverse: Inscribed within wreath "AD/PROMOVENDAS/ARTES/STEPH.D.M./MDCC.LXXXII".

Signed

Obverse: Signed on shoulder "B. DU VIVIER".

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How