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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Birth of Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating the birth of Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte (1778), their first child. Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, overlapping, looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI·REX...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI·REX CHRISTIANISS:MAR·ANT·AUSTR·REGINA" and under busts "DUVIVIER". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FOECUNDITATIS AUGUSTAE PIGNUS ET OMEN", at proper right "B. DU VIV", and in exergue "NATAL·MARIAE THER·CAR·/REGIS PRIMOG·/XIX·DEC·/MDCC LXXVIII.".

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, 1778

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.132

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals