Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVII

French
1793
Artist Friedrich Heinrich Krüger (German, 1749–1815)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 49 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.108

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVII, the dauphin.

Obverse: Three profile busts of Louis XVI, Louis XVII, and Marie Antoinette overlapping each other looking to proper left with a broken scepter and lily with broken stem in foreground; inscribed at edge “LVD·XVI·REX·LVD·XVII·REX·MARIA ANTo·REG·GALL·”.

Reverse: Winged victory figure at center holding a star in each hand to the clouds and a crown and scepter to the proper left; inscribed above “CLARIOR SUPERNE” and in exergue “F.H.KRÜGER SENIOR/FEC.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVD·XVI·REX·LVD·XVII·REX·MARIA ANTo·REG·GALL·".

Reverse: Inscribed above "CLARIOR SUPERNE" and in exergue "F.H.KRÜGER SENIOR/FEC.".

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