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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Marriage

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, and Marie Antoinette, commemorating their marriage. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis at proper right and bust of Marie Antoinette at proper left, both looking at center; inscribed at edge "LUD·AUG·DELPHIN·ET...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·AUG·DELPHIN·ET M·ANT·JOS·II·IMP·III·SOROR." Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIAE PIGNUS" and in exergue [cannot read].

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, 1770

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

17.105

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals