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Louis XVI: Bridge of Louis XVI

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating the construction of the Louis XVI bridge ("Pont de Louis XVI") in Paris (1788). Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE", under bust "DUVIV", and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE", under bust "DUVIV", and in exergue "VILLE DE PARIS". Reverse: Inscribed below "B.DUVIV.F." and in exergue "PONT DE LOUIS XVI/MDCCLXXXVIII".

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, 1788

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.138

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals