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Philippe I: Named Generalissimo of Army

French
1672
Artist Jean Warin (French, 1607–1672)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 63 mm, 12h

Accession Number

17.3179

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Philippe I (1640–1701), duke of Orléans (1640–1701) and first general, commemorating Louis XIV naming him Genearlissimo of the army (1672).

Obverse: Bust of Philippe looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “PHILIPPVS FRANC·FILIVS LVD·MAG·FRA VNIC·” and under bust “WARIN”.

Reverse: At center, a bomb, represented as a half-sphere emitting flames over a city-scape; inscribed above “ALTER POST FVLMINA TERROR”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PHILIPPVS FRANC·FILIVS LVD·MAG·FRA VNIC·" and under bust "WARIN".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ALTER POST FVLMINA TERROR".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How