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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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Inscription

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

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, 1685

Object Place

France

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

13.831

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals