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Louis XV

Circular medal of Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XV.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI" and "COMITIA ARMORICA" and under bust "R·FIL·". Reverse: Personification of Peace and War taking down shields (each bearing...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XV.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI", and "COMITIA ARMORICA" and under bust "R·FIL·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ANGLIS AB AGUILLONIO DUCE PROFLIGATIS", at proper left "R·FIL·", on shields "VIRTU/DUCIS/ET/MILIT." and "VIRTUS/NOBIL./ET/[ ]ORARM.", and in exergue "ADSANCTUM CATUODUM/M.DCC.LVIII.".

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, 1758

Object Place

France

Accession Number

13.835

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals