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Louis XVI

French
1782
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 73 mm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.139

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 “LUDOVICO XVI.FR.ET NAVAR.REGI OPTIMO”, under bust “B·DUVIVIER”, and in exergue “COMITIA BURGUNDIAE”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “ARTIBUS/PERFICIENDIS,/ARTIFICUM/SALUTI TUENDAE/LAUREAM CONSECRAT/CIVIS BENEFICUS,/REGIA SCIENTIARUM/ACADEMIA DEGERNIT/MDCCLXXXII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XVI.FR.ET NAVAR.REGI OPTIMO", under bust "B·DUVIVIER", and in exergue "COMITIA BURGUNDIAE".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "ARTIBUS/PERFICIENDIS,/ARTIFICUM/SALUTI TUENDAE/LAUREAM CONSECRAT/CIVIS BENEFICUS,/REGIA SCIENTIARUM/ACADEMIA DEGERNIT/MDCCLXXXII".

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