Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Louis XVI.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and under bust.
Reverse: Colonnaded courtyard with façade at center; inscribed above, at proper right, and in exergue.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XVI REX CHRISTIANISS" and under bust "B. DU VIVIER F·".
Reverse: Inscribed above "AEDES ACADEMI·ET SCHO·CHIRURGO", at proper right "N·GATTEAUX·F·", and in exergue "REGIA MUNIFICENTIA INCHOAT/MDCCLXX ABSOL/MDCCLXXIV".
By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)
Gift of Malcolm Storer