Marie Antoinette: Execution
Artist Johann Jakob Gottfried Stierle (German (Berlin), 1764–1806)
Mint: Berlin, Germany
Diameter and weight: 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silver or electrotype
Not On View
Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution (1793).
Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIA ANTONIA FRANKREICHS UNGLUCKLICHSTE KOENIGINN” and below “STIERLE”.
Reverse: Female figure dressed in classical costume, leaning on an urn that stands on a plinth; crown, sword and shield on ground; inscribed at edge “WEA.JEDE THRAENE WIRD EIN FLUCH DEN ENKELN” and in exergue “DER VOLKSWUTH/GEOPRFERT D:16 OCT:/1795”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTONIA FRANKREICHS UNGLUCKLICHSTE KOENIGINN" and below "STIERLE".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "WEA.JEDE THRAENE WIRD EIN FLUCH DEN ENKELN" and in exergue "DER VOLKSWUTH/GEOPRFERT D:16 OCT:/1795".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How