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Louis XIV

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS·". Reverse: Louis XIV stands at proper left before throne, receiving three men bringing gifts and a banner above; inscribed...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS·". Reverse: Inscribed on banner "GENUA OBSEQUENS" and in exergue "DUX LEGATUS ET/DEPRECATOR·/M·DC·LXXXV".


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, 1685

Object Place


Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals