Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Mint: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), queen of France.
Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIA ANT.AUSTR.FR.ET NAV.REGINA” and under bust “B.DUVIVIER”.
Reverse: Inscribed at center “ACTE/DE/BIENFAISANCE/DE LA REINE” and in exergue “MARIAGES CÉLÉBRÉS/EN FEVRIER/1779”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANT.AUSTR.FR.ET NAV.REGINA" and under bust "B.DUVIVIER".
Reverse: Inscribed at center "ACTE/DE/BIENFAISANCE/DE LA REINE" and in exergue "MARIAGES CÉLÉBRÉS/EN FEVRIER/1779".
By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)
Gift of the Estate of John B. How