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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Marriage

French
1770


Mint: Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.105

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their marriage.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis at proper right and bust of Marie Antoinette at proper left, both looking at center; inscribed at edge “LUD·AUG·DELPHIN·ET M·ANT·JOS·II·IMP·III·SOROR.”

Reverse: Group of four people at altar; eagle at proper right and shield of France at proper left; inscribed at edge “SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS” and in exergue [cannot read].

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·AUG·DELPHIN·ET M·ANT·JOS·II·IMP·III·SOROR."

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS" and in exergue [cannot read].

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How