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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 left, wearing crown; inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and on bust "E.GATTEAUX". Reverse: Kneeling king at center before a bishop...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and on bust "E.GATTEAUX". Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", below "BARRE FT. DE PUYMAURIN N.P.", and in exergue "ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV".

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

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.862

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals