Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI at proper right and profile bust of Marie Antoinette at proper left, each looking at center; inscribed at edge and under bust of Marie.
Revserse: Standing female figure, wearing classical costume and holding two infants (possibly twins); inscribed at edge, at proper right, and in exergue.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD.XV[ ].REX.CHRISTIANISS.MARIA FR.ET NAV.REGINA." and under bust of Marie "DU VIVIER·F·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FECUNDITAS AUG.", at proper right "DU VIVIER·F·", and in exergue "GEMLLAE REGIAE/NATAE NIV.AUGUSTI/MDCCXXVII".
1917, bequethed by John B. How to MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How