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Louis XVI

Circular medal of Louis XVI. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and under bust. Reverse: Colonnaded courtyard with façade at center; inscribed above, at proper right, and in exergue.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XVI REX CHRISTIANISS" and under bust "B. DU VIVIER F·". Reverse: Inscribed above "AEDES ACADEMI·ET SCHO·CHIRURGO", at proper right "N·GATTEAUX·F·", and in exergue "REGIA MUNIFICENTIA INCHOAT/MDCCLXX ABSOL/MDCCLXXIV".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

French, 1774

Object Place

France

Accession Number

30.69

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals