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Louis XVI: Assembly of Electors

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating the Assembly of Electors in Paris (17 July 1789). Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANÇAIS PERE DUN PEUPLE LIBRE", under bust "DUVIVIER", and in exergue...

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Inscription

Obvese: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANÇAIS PERE DUN PEUPLE LIBRE", under bust "DUVIVIER", and in exergue "ASSEMBL DES ELECT DE PARIS/LE ROI Y SEANT/LE 17 JUILLET/1789". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "LIBERTE ASSUREE", on obelisk "JUILLET/MDCC/LXXXIX" and "PRESIDENT/DES ELECTEURS/ET M.L.F MOREAU/EDS MERY", and below "DU VIV.".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How

French, 1789

Mint

France

Accession Number

17.3182

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals