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Louis XVI: Arrival into Paris

Circular uniface medal of Louis XVI (1754-1789), king of France, and his family arriving in Paris (1789) before their execution. A crowd of people gathered around royal carriage at proper right with Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, the dauphin, and another man approaching stage with soldiers infront...

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Inscription

Inscribed on band above "ARRIVÉE DU ROI A PARIS", below "ANDRIEU·F· NO.2", and in exergue "LE 6 OCTOBRE/1789".

Provenance

By 1919, anonymous collector; 1919, gift of anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 6, 1919)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

French, late 18th–19th century

Object Place

France

Accession Number

19.1348

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably painted lead

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals