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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Execution

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their execution. Obverse: Two profile busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI D:G·FR·ET NAV·REX·MAR·ANT·AUSTR·REG." and "FATI INIQUI" and on...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI D:G·FR·ET NAV·REX·MAR·ANT·AUSTR·REG." and "FATI INIQUI" and on shoulder of Louis XVI "[C or G]HK". Reverse: Inscribed on banner above "CR[ ]MQUE ROTANTES SANQUINEUM POPULIS ULULARUNT TRISTIA GALLI." and in exergue "XXI JANUARIUS/ANNO MDCCSCIII".

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

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.107

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals