Charles X: Coronation
Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)
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Circular medal of Charles X, king of France (1824-1830), commemorating his coronation.
Obverse: Profile bust of Charles X looking to proper left, wearing crown; inscribed at edge “CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS” and under bust “DE PUYMAURIN [ ]R E.GATTEAUX”.
Reverse: Kneeling king at center before a bishop standing at proper left giving him a blessing with four men behind at proper right and three men behind at proper left; inscribed above “REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS”, at proper left “[ ]ULIUS F” and in exergue “ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "DE PUYMAURIN [ ]R E.GATTEAUX".
Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", at proper left "[ ]ULIUS F" and in exergue "ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How