Artist Pierre Petit (French, 1832–1909)
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 56 mm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Louis-Philippe I (1773-1850), king of France.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Philippe looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LVDOVICVS PHILIPPVS I. FRANCORVM REX.” and under bust “PETIT F.”.
Reverse: Standing woman at proper right with cross and standing woman at proper left wearing crown, altar with kneeling child ontop at center with dove above; inscribed at edge “COMES·PARISIENSIS·SACRO·LAVACRO·ABLVTVS·”, below “PETIT IVN. ET F.”, and in exergue “II.MAI.M.DCCC.XLI.”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS PHILIPPVS I. FRANCORVM REX." and under bust "PETIT F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "COMES·PARISIENSIS·SACRO·LAVACRO·ABLVTVS·", below "PETIT IVN. ET F."., and in exergue "II.MAI.M.DCCC.XLI.".
By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)
Gift of the Estate of John B. How