Louis XIV: Peace of the Church
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)
Object Place: Europe, France
Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand.
Coin or medal: 41 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating his efforts to settle a dispute between the Jansenists and Jesuits.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·” and under bust “I·MAVGER·F·”.
Reverse: An altar at center with two keys and two scepters placed on top of it, dove flying above; inscribed at edge “RESTITUTA ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE CONCORDIA” and in exergue “M·DC·LXIX·”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·" and under bust "I·MAVGER·F·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "RESTITUTA ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE CONCORDIA" and in exergue "M·DC·LXIX·".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay