Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Object Place: Paris, France
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Louis XVI, (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left, with long curls; inscribed at edge “LUD.XVI.REX CHRISTIANISS” and under bust “B.DUVIVIER”.
Reverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIA ANT.AUSTR.FR.ET NAV.REGINA” and under bust “B.DUVIVIER”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD.XVI.REX CHRISTIANISS" and under bust "B.DUVIVIER".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANT.AUSTR.FR.ET NAV.REGINA" and under bust "B.DUVIVIER".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How