Louis XVIII: Establishment of Peace
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)
Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)
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Circular medal of Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France, commemorating the establishment of peace.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVIII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LVDOVICVS·XVIII FRANC·ET·NAV·REX”, on shoulder “ANDRIEU F.”, and below bust “DE PUYMAVRIN DI.”.
Reverse: Standing female at proper right wearing fleur-de-lis patterned toga (France) and standing female at proper left (Minerva) with five standards between them and an inscribed shield; inscribed at edge “REGNIS·EVROPAE·CONCORDIA·STABILIENDIS”, below “E.GATTEAUX”, and in exergue “ACCESSIT·GALLIA/NOVEMB·MDCCCXV”; inscribed at edge on shield “GALLIA·AVSTRA·BORVSS·ANGLIA·LVSSIA” and at center “SACRO/FOEDERE/IVNCTAE”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XVIII FRANC·ET·NAV·REX", on shoulder "ANDRIEU F.", and below bust "DE PUYMAVRIN DI.".
Reverse: Inscribed inscribed at edge "REGNIS·EVROPAE·CONCORDIA·STABILIENDIS", below "E.GATTEAUX", and in exergue "ACCESSIT·GALLIA/NOVEMB·MDCCCXV"; at edge on shield "GALLIA·AVSTRA·BORVSS·ANGLIA·LVSSIA" and at center "SACRO/FOEDERE/IVNCTAE".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How