Marie Antionette: Execution
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 48 mm (1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Maria Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution (1793).
Obverse: Profile bust of Maria Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIA ANTON·AUSTR·FR·ET NAV·REGINA·” and below on banner “NAT 2 NOV 1755 NUT 16 MAY 1770·COR·11 JUN 1775”.
Reverse: Cart pulled by one horse to proper left, carrying the Queen and her family among a crowd to their execution at the guillotine; inscribed above on banner “ALTERA VENIT VICTIMA” and in exergue “XVI.OCT./MDCCX.CII”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTON·AUSTR·FR·ET NAV·REGINA·" and below on banner "NAT 2 NOV 1755 NUT 16 MAY 1770·COR·11 JUN 1775".
Reverse: Inscribed above on banner "ALTERA VENIT VICTIMA" and in exergue "XVI.OCT./MDCCX.CII".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How