Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette (1755-1793).
Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVI·ROI DE FRANCE·ET NAV·ET MAR·ANT·J·J·D’AUSTRICHE REINE” and under bust “B·DUVIVIER”.
Reverse: Seated woman (France) at center with french shield at feet and holding a baby in her arms; inscribed at edge “FELICITAS PUBLICA” and in exergue “NATALES DELPHINI/DIE XXII OCTOBRIS/MDCCLXXXI”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI·ROI DE FRANCE·ET NAV·ET MAR·ANT·J·J·D'AUSTRICHE REINE" and under bust "B·DUVIVIER".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FELICITAS PUBLICA" and in exergue "NATALES DELPHINI/DIE XXII OCTOBRIS/MDCCLXXXI".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How