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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 "LUD XVI·REX CHRISTIANISS·" and under bust "GATTEAUX". Reverse: Inscribed above "LEGI REGIQUE FIDELES", at center in wreath...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD XVI·REX CHRISTIANISS·" and under bust "GATTEAUX". Reverse: Inscribed above "LEGI REGIQUE FIDELES", at center in wreath "CONVENTUS/NOBILIUM/PARISIEN-/SIUM", and below "LUTETIAE MAIO/MDCCLXXXIX".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1789

Accession Number

13.837

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals