Marie Antoinette: Marriage to Louis XVI
Artist Anton Franz Widemann (Belgian (Vienna), 1724–1792)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her marriage to Louis XVI (1770).
Obverse: Profile bust of a young Marie Antoinette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “M.ANTONIA ARC.AVST.LUDOVIC.FRANCIAE DELPHIN.SPONSA” and under bust “A. WIDEMAN”.
Reverse: Winged male at proper right and woman, holding cornucopia, at proper left, with altar between; inscribed at edge “CONCORDIA NOVO SANGVINIS NERV FIRMATA” and in exergue “NVPT.CELEBR.VIEN.PROCVE/FERDINAND.A.A.VIX.APR./MDCCCXX”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTONIA ARC.AVST.LUDOVIC.FRANCIAE DELPHIN.SPONSA" and under bust "A. WIDEMAN".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "CONCORDIA NOVO SANGVINIS NERV FIRMATA" and in exergue "NVPT.CELEBR.VIEN.PROCVE/FERDINAND.A.A.VIX.APR./MDCCCXX".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How