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Marie Antoinette

French
1793


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 46 mm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.115

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution (1793).

Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIA·ANTONIA·AVSTRIACA·” and under bust “BALDENBACH”.

Reverse: Willow tree and a rock; inscribed on rock “PERDY/ELLIVM/FVRORIS/VICTIMA·/XVI·OCTOBRIS/MDCCXCIII·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA·ANTONIA·AVSTRIACA·" and under bust "BALDENBACH".

Reverse: Inscribed on rock "PERDY/ELLIVM/FVRORIS/VICTIMA·/XVI·OCTOBRIS/MDCCXCIII·".

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