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Louis XIV

French
1685
Probably by Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.831

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS·”.

Reverse: Louis XIV stands at proper left before throne, receiving three men bringing gifts and a banner above; inscribed on banner “GENUA OBSEQUENS” and in exergue “DUX LEGATUS ET/DEPRECATOR·/M·DC·LXXXV”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS·".

Reverse: Inscribed on banner "GENUA OBSEQUENS" and in exergue "DUX LEGATUS ET/DEPRECATOR·/M·DC·LXXXV".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay