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Marie Antionette

French
1779
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)


Mint: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.3178

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

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".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How