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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Order of Saint Michael

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

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XVI·FR ET NAV·REX*MAR·ANT·AUSTR·REGIN·FRANC·" and under bust of Louis "B·DUVIVIER". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "REGIUS ST MICHAELIS ORDO" and "M:DCC[emblem]XXIX".


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, 1779


Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver




Numismatics, Medals