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Louis-Philippe Albert d'Orléans

Circular medal of Louis-Philippe Albert d'Orléans (1838-1894), comte de Paris, commemorating being named heir to the throne at the death of his father in 1842. Stamped on edge "CUIVRE". Obverse: Two overlapping profile busts of Louis-Philippe (youth) and his father looking to proper right;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "L.P ALB. D'ORLEANS COMTE DE PARIS PRINCE RL.*L.C.P.R.D'ORLEANS DUC DE NEMOURS." and under bust "BORREL FT.". Reverse: Inscribed at center "AU ROI,/QUI DES DOULEURS PORTE AUSSI LA COURONNE,/A LA REINE, A L'ÉPOUSE EN DEUIL, QUI PAR SON COEUR/DEVAIT, COMME ELLE, UN JOUR ETRE L'ANGE DU TRÓNE/AU ROYAL ORPHELIN, AU PRINCE PROTECTEUR./HOMMAGE DE REGRETS-D'AMOUR ET D'ESPERANCE/ET GAGE D'AVENIR A L'ARMÉE A LA FRANCE/---/LE ROI ES MAJEUR/A L'AGE DE XVIII ANS ACCOMPLIS,/LE PLEIN ET ENTIER EXERCICE/DE L'AUTORITÉ ROYALE,/AU NOM DU ROI MINEUR,/APPARTIENTAU RÉGENT/LOI DU 30 AOUT 1842./ALLIEN ED.".

Marks

Stamped on edge "CUIVRE".

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, 1842

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.848

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals