Louis XVI: Lyons Canal
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)
Object Place: Nouvelle Junction, France
Diameter and weight: 56 mm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating the canal from Lyons.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE” and under bust “DUVIVIER S.”.
Reverse: Four seat river personifications, two female and two male, holding water cisterns turned on their sides: Rhone, Seine, Saone, and Lyons; inscribed at edge “NOUVELLE JONCTION DES DEUX MERS”, below “DUVIVIER”, and in exergue “CANAL DE LA SAONE/A LYONNE/MDCCLXXXV”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE" and under bust "DUVIVIER S.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NOUVELLE JONCTION DES DEUX MERS", below "DUVIVIER", and in exergue "CANAL DE LA SAONE/A LYONNE/MDCCLXXXV".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay