Louis XVI: Bridge of Louis XVI
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)
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Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating the construction of the Louis XVI bridge (“Pont de Louis XVI”) in Paris (1788).
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE”, under bust “DUVIV”, and in exergue “VILLE DE PARIS”.
Reverse: Bridge over Seine at center; inscribed below “B.DUVIV.F.” and in exergue “PONT DE LOUIS XVI/MDCCLXXXVIII”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE", under bust "DUVIV", and in exergue "VILLE DE PARIS".
Reverse: Inscribed below "B.DUVIV.F." and in exergue "PONT DE LOUIS XVI/MDCCLXXXVIII".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How