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Charles X: Coronation

Circular medal of Charles X, king of France (1824-1830), commemorating his coronation. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles X looking to proper left, wearing crown; inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "DE PUYMAURIN [ ]R E.GATTEAUX". Reverse: Kneeling king at center...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLUS·X·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "DE PUYMAURIN [ ]R E.GATTEAUX". Reverse: Inscribed above "REX·CAROLVS·COELESTI·OLEO·VNCTVS", at proper left "[ ]ULIUS F" and in exergue "ADSTANTIBVS·FRANCIAE·PARIBVS/REGIONVMQUE·DELECTIS·SVMMIS·LEGVM/ADMINISTRIS·EXERCIT·PROCERIBVS/GENTIVM·EXTERAE·LEGATIS/REMIS·XXIX·MAII/MDCCCXXV".

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

French, 1825

Mint

France

Accession Number

17.147

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals