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Louis XVIII: Establishment of Peace

French
1815
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

17.146

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France, commemorating the establishment of peace.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVIII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LVDOVICVS·XVIII FRANC·ET·NAV·REX”, on shoulder “ANDRIEU F.”, and below bust “DE PUYMAVRIN DI.”.

Reverse: Standing female at proper right wearing fleur-de-lis patterned toga (France) and standing female at proper left (Minerva) with five standards between them and an inscribed shield; inscribed at edge “REGNIS·EVROPAE·CONCORDIA·STABILIENDIS”, below “E.GATTEAUX”, and in exergue “ACCESSIT·GALLIA/NOVEMB·MDCCCXV”; inscribed at edge on shield “GALLIA·AVSTRA·BORVSS·ANGLIA·LVSSIA” and at center “SACRO/FOEDERE/IVNCTAE”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XVIII FRANC·ET·NAV·REX", on shoulder "ANDRIEU F.", and below bust "DE PUYMAVRIN DI.".

Reverse: Inscribed inscribed at edge "REGNIS·EVROPAE·CONCORDIA·STABILIENDIS", below "E.GATTEAUX", and in exergue "ACCESSIT·GALLIA/NOVEMB·MDCCCXV"; at edge on shield "GALLIA·AVSTRA·BORVSS·ANGLIA·LVSSIA" and at center "SACRO/FOEDERE/IVNCTAE".

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