Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Execution
Diameter and weight: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their execution (1793). Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, overlapping, looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS·XVI ET M·ANTOINETTE·ROI·ET REINE DE FRANCE”.
Reverse: Inscribed at center “MURD BY/THE FACTIOUS/LOUIS XVI. JAN.21/M.ANTOINETTE/OCT.16./1793”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS·XVI ET M·ANTOINETTE·ROI·ET REINE DE FRANCE".
Reverse: Inscribed "MURD BY/THE FACTIOUS/LOUIS XVI. JAN.21/M.ANTOINETTE/OCT.16./1793".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How