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Louis XVII

Circular medal of Louis XVII (also known as Louis-Charles, 1785-1795), dauphin of France. Obverse: Profile bust of (man) looking to proper right; inscribed in two bands at edge, inner band "MORT AU TEMPLE LE 2 JANVIER 1795", and outer band "LOUIS CHLLE DAUP DE FRANCE N[ ]A VERSAILLES LE 25 MARS...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in two bands, inner band "MORT AU TEMPLE LE 2 JANVIER 1795", and outer band "LOUIS CHLLE DAUP DE FRANCE N[ ]A VERSAILLES LE 25 MARS 1785". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VICTIMES DES INFAMIES RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES" and in exergue "1793".

Provenance

By 1892, Miss Rebecca Salisbury; 1892, bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1892)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

French, 1793

Object Place

France

Accession Number

92.886

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals