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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 MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·" and under bust "R". Reverse: Two personifications (possibly peace and war) before a monument with spolia and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·" and under bust "R". Reverse: Inscribed above "SOCIORVM DEFENSORI·" and in exergue "PAX SEPTENTRIONIS·/M·DC·LXXIX·".

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, 1679

Object Place

France

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

13.834

Medium or Technique

Metal, bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals