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Louis XVI: Bridge of Louis XVI

French
1788


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.138

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

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".

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