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Louis XVI: Arrival at Paris

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating his arrival at Paris on 6 October 1789. Pierced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left, with long hair, gathered at back; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANÇAIS", on bust "B·DUVIVIER...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANÇAIS", on bust "B·DUVIVIER F·", and in exergue "VILLE DE PARIS". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "J'Y FERAI DESORMAIS MA DEME[piercing]E HABITUEL[casting flaw]E", at proper left "DUVIV", and in exergue "ARRIVEE DU ROI A PARIS/LE 6·OCT·1789".


By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

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Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1789



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Metal; copper alloy




Numismatics, Medals