Louis XV: Marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Mint: Paris, France
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal with bust of Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France, commemorating the marriage of his grandson Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (1770).
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUD.XV.REX CHRISTIANISS.” and under bust “B DUVIVIER F”.
Reverse: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette joining hands over an altar; two figures in background; double-headed eagle at proper right and shield of France at proper left; inscribed at edge “SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS”, at proper left “DUV”, and in exergue “M.ANTONIA AUSTR./LUD.DELPHINO NUPTA/ MDCCLXX”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD.XV.REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "B DUVIVIER F".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS", at proper left "DUV", and in exergue "M.ANTONIA AUSTR./LUD.DELPHINO NUPTA/ MDCCLXX".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How