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Louis XVI

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, from the "Médaillier Genéral des Hommes Illustres Célèbres ou Fameux Anciens et Modernes". Hanging ring at top. Obverse: Encased in glass, profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS NE A VERSALES 25 AOUT 1754" and below bust "DÉCAPITE A PARIS/LE 21 JANVIER 1795". Reverse: Inscribed "MÉDAILLIER/GENÉRAL/DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES/CÉLÈBRES OU FAMEUX/ANCIENS ET MODERNES/COMMENCÉ EN 1801/PAR P.G. LIENARD/A PARIS.".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case

French, 1801

Accession Number

20.515

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt metal, glass, and repoussé

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals