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Louis XV: Marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

Circular medal of Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France, commemorating the marriage of his grandson Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (1770). Obverse: Profile bust of Louis looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUD.XV.REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "B DUVIVIER F". Reverse: Louis XVI and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD.XV.REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "B DUVIVIER F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS", at proper left "DUV", and in exergue "M.ANTONIA AUSTR./LUD.DELPHINO NUPTA/ MDCCLXX".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How

French, 1770

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.100

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals