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Louis Henri Joseph: Edict of 1724

French
1724
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)


Mint: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.152

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis Henri Joseph (1692-1740), duke of Bourbon and Enghien, prince of Condé, commemorating the edict of 1724 against heretics.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Henry looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LUD.HEN.DUX BORBONIUS PR.REG.ADMINISTER” and under bust “DU VIVIER·F·”.

Reverse: Personifications of Peace at proper right and Plenty at proper left, wearing classical costumes; inscribed at edge “ORDO FIDESQUE PERENNANT” and “DU VIVIER·F·” and in exergue “M.DCC.XXIV”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD.HEN.DUX BORBONIUS PR.REG.ADMINISTER" and under bust "DU VIVIER·F·".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ORDO FIDESQUE PERENNANT" and "DU VIVIER·F·" and in exergue "M.DCC.XXIV".

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