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Louis XIV: establishment of l’Hôpital Général

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating the establishment of l’Hôpital Général. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "I·MAVGER·F". Reverse: Woman seated at center...

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Inscription

Obverse Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "I·MAVGER·F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ALENDIS ET EDVCANDIS PAVPERIBVS" and in exergue "AEDES EXTRUCTAE/ET FUNDATAE/M·DC·LVI·".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

French, 1656

Object Place

France

Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand

Accession Number

30.68

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals