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Louis Alexandre of Bourbon: Victory at Málaga

Circular medal of Louis Alexandre of Bourbon (1678-1737), count of Toulouse, commemorating his victory at Málaga (1704). Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Alexandre looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LOUIS ALEXANDRE DE BOURBON COMTE DE TOULOUSE AMIRAL DE FRANCE" and under bust "GAYRARD...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS ALEXANDRE DE BOURBON COMTE DE TOULOUSE AMIRAL DE FRANCE" and under bust "GAYRARD F.". Reverse: Inscribed above "BRITANNIS BATAVIS QUE DEVICTIS", to proper left of ship "GAYRARD F.", on tablet "VEL[ ]/MALAGA", below "DE PUYMAURIN D.", and in exergue "XXIV AOUST MDCCIV.".

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 Fay

French, early 19th century

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.804

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals