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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Execution

French
1793


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.135

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their execution (1793). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, overlapping, looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS·XVI ET M·ANTOINETTE·ROI·ET REINE DE FRANCE”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “MURD BY/THE FACTIOUS/LOUIS XVI. JAN.21/M.ANTOINETTE/OCT.16./1793”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS·XVI ET M·ANTOINETTE·ROI·ET REINE DE FRANCE".

Reverse: Inscribed "MURD BY/THE FACTIOUS/LOUIS XVI. JAN.21/M.ANTOINETTE/OCT.16./1793".

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