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Louis XV: Coronation

Circular medal of Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France, commemorating his coronation at Reims cathedral. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XV REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "RÖG". Reverse: Coronation scene placed inside cathedral;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XV REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS" and under bust "RÖG". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "REX COELESTI OLEO UNCTUS" and in exergue "REMIS.25.OCT./1722".

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, after 1722

Object Place

France

Accession Number

13.820

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals