User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Execution

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their execution (1793). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, overlapping, looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LOUIS·XVI ET...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS·XVI ET M·ANTOINETTE·ROI·ET REINE DE FRANCE". Reverse: Inscribed "MURD BY/THE FACTIOUS/LOUIS XVI. JAN.21/M.ANTOINETTE/OCT.16./1793".

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, 1793

Mint

France

Accession Number

17.135

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals