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Louis Antoine

Circular medal of Louis Antoine (1775-1844), duke of Angouleme, later Louis XIX. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Antoine looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LOUIS ANTOINE DUC D'ANGOULÉME" and under bust "GAYRARD.". Reverse: Inscribed at center "JE DEMANDE,/J'EXIGE MÊME,/QUELLE ROINE...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS ANTOINE DUC D'ANGOULÉME" and under bust "GAYRARD.". Reverse: Inscribed at center "JE DEMANDE,/J'EXIGE MÊME,/QUELLE ROINE CÉDE SUR RIEN/POUR ME RAVOIR;/JE NE CRAINS NI LA MORT/NI LA PRISON,/JE SUIS PRÊT A TOUT,/ET TOUT CE QUE DIEU M'ENVERRA/SERA BIEN REÇU./LOUIS ANTOINE./---/PONT ST. ESPIRT/10 AVRIL 1815".

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, 1816

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

13.817

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals