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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 "LOUIS XVI ROI ET FRERE BIENFAISANT" and at proper left of bust "DUPRE". Reverse: Two men standing, one at proper right giving something to man at proper left...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI ET FRERE BIENFAISANT" and at proper left of bust "DUPRE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "HOMMAGE DE TENDRESSE ET DE RECONNOISSANCE", below "DUPRE F", and in exergue "PREMICES DE LOR TIRE DES MINES D'ALLEMONT/OFFERTES AU ROI PAR MONSIEUR/M·DCCL XXXVI.".

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, 1786

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.140

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals