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Marie Antoinette: Execution

French
1795


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.117

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution, with raised edge.

Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “M.ANTOINETTE D’AU REINE DE FRAN”.

Reverse: Broken colmn; inscribed at edge “SON COURAGE SURPASSA SES MALHEURS” and in exergue “1795”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTOINETTE D'AU REINE DE FRAN".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SON COURAGE SURPASSA SES MALHEURS" and in exergue "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