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Louis XVI

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI.ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE." and under bust "B·DUVIVIER·F·/1778". Reverse: Olive wreath; inscribed at edge "PROTECTEUR DE L'ACADEMIE FRANCOISE"...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI.ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE." and under bust "B·DUVIVIER·F·/1778". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "PROTECTEUR DE L'ACADEMIE FRANCOISE" and at center "A/L'IMMOR/TALITÉ".

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, 1778

Mint

Place, France

Accession Number

17.144

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals