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Louis XIV: Peace of the Church

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, commemorating his efforts to settle a dispute between the Jansenists and Jesuits. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·" and under bust "I·MAVGER·F·"....

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·" and under bust "I·MAVGER·F·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "RESTITUTA ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE CONCORDIA" and in exergue "M·DC·LXIX·".

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, 1669

Object Place

France

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

13.783

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals