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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Birth of Louis-Charles

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating the birth of Louis-Charles (1785), their second son. Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI·REX·CHRISTIANISS·MAR·ANT·AUSTR REGINA" and under busts "DUVIVIER". Reverse: Inscribed at ege "NATALES LUDOVICI CAROLI DUCIS NEUSTRIAE", on tablet "VOTA/PUBLI", below "DUV", and in exergue "XXVII MARTII/MDCCLXXXV".

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, 1785

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.133

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals