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Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène

French
1794


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.137

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, Marie Antoinette, and Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène.

Obverse: Three profile busts of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Élisabeth looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVI.M.ANTOINETTE.D’AUT.P.M.H.ELISABETH DE FR.”, on shoulder of Louis XVI “BARRE”, and below “DE PUYMAURIN D”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center within palm branches “FILS/DE SAINT LOUIS/MONTEX AU CIEL./21 JANVIER 1793/—/16 OCTOBRE 1793/10 MAI 1794.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI.M.ANTOINETTE.D'AUT.P.M.H.ELISABETH DE FR.", on shoulder of Louis XVI "BARRE", and below "DE PUYMAURIN D".

Reverse: Inscribed at center within palm branches "FILS/DE SAINT LOUIS/MONTEX AU CIEL./21 JANVIER 1793/---/16 OCTOBRE 1793/10 MAI 1794.".

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