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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 left; inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XVI.FR.ET NAVAR.REGI OPTIMO", under bust "B·DUVIVIER", and in exergue "COMITIA BURGUNDIAE". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICO XVI.FR.ET NAVAR.REGI OPTIMO", under bust "B·DUVIVIER", and in exergue "COMITIA BURGUNDIAE". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "ARTIBUS/PERFICIENDIS,/ARTIFICUM/SALUTI TUENDAE/LAUREAM CONSECRAT/CIVIS BENEFICUS,/REGIA SCIENTIARUM/ACADEMIA DEGERNIT/MDCCLXXXII".

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, 1782

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.139

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals