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Louis XVIII

Circular medal of Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVIII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE." and under bust "GAYRARD.F. DE PUYMAURIN.D.". Reverse: Central dove above a crowned, kneeling woman in classical...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE." and under bust "GAYRARD.F. DE PUYMAURIN.D.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FILS DE ST.LOUIS SOYEZ CHRETIEN", below "GAYRARD INV", and in exergue "LES DEPUTATIONS DES BONNES VILLES/DE FRANCE/ASSISTANT AU BAPTEME/DU DUC DE BORDEAUX/1ER MAI 1821".

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, 1821

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.858

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals