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Louis XVI: Lyons Canal

Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, commemorating the canal from Lyons. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE" and under bust "DUVIVIER S.". Reverse: Four seat river personifications, two...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE" and under bust "DUVIVIER S.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NOUVELLE JONCTION DES DEUX MERS", below "DUVIVIER", and in exergue "CANAL DE LA SAONE/A LYONNE/MDCCLXXXV".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1785

Object Place

Nouvelle Junction, France

Accession Number

13.836

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals