Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 25 mm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her marriage to Louis XVI (1770).
Obverse: Profile bust of young Marie Antoinette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “M.ANTO.A.A.LUDO.FRANCIAE DELP.SPONSA” and under bust “W.H.”.
Reverse: Winged male at proper right and woman, holding cornucopia, at proper left, with altar between; inscribed at edge “CONCORD.NOVO.SANGVIN.NEX. FIRM.” and in exergue “NVPT.CEL.VIEN.PECCV/FERD.A.A.19.APR./1770”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTO.A.A.LUDO.FRANCIAE DELP.SPONSA" and under bust "W.H.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "CONCORD.NOVO.SANGVIN.NEX. FIRM." and in exergue "NVPT.CEL.VIEN.PECCV/FERD.A.A.19.APR./1770".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How