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Louis XVIII and Charles X

French
1825


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.860

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVIII (1755-1824), former king of France and Charles X (1757-1836), king of France.

Obverse: Two overlapping profile bust, one of Louis XVIII and the other of Charles X, both looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LOUIS XVIII.CHARLESX.” and under bust “PETIT F.”.

Reverse: Crowned female seated at proper right extending key in proper left hand to Mercury at proper left, standing before another figure and a building; inscribed below “L.M.PETIT IVN.ET F.” and in exergue “PALAIS DE LABOURSE ET DUTRIBAL DE COMMCE/ACHEVE EN 1825”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVIII.CHARLESX." and under bust "PETIT F.".

Reverse: Inscribed below "L.M.PETIT IVN.ET F." and in exergue "PALAIS DE LABOURSE ET DUTRIBAL DE COMMCE/ACHEVE EN 1825".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay