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Charles X: Coronation

Circular medal of Charles X (1757-1836), king of France, commemorating his coronation. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles X looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "CAROLVS X REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS" and under bust "GAYRARD F.". Reverse: King kneeling at proper left, wearing fur robe and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS X REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS" and under bust "GAYRARD F.". Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", below "GAYRARD F.", and in exergue "REMIS·XXIX·DIE·MAII·/M·DCCC·XXV".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1825

Accession Number

13.861

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals