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Marie Antoinette: Execution

German
1795
Artist Johann Jakob Gottfried Stierle (German (Berlin), 1764–1806)


Mint: Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.116

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver or electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

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".

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