Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Marriage
Mint: Paris, France
Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
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].
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].
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How