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Louis XVIII: Alliance of France and America

Circular medal of Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France, commemorating an alliance between France and America. Stamped into edge "CUIVRE". Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XVIII looking to proper left; inscribed on shoulder, under bust, and inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XVIII...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XVIII FRANC·ET·NAV·REX", on shoulder "ANDRIEU F.", and below bust "DE PUYMURIN". Reverse: Inscribed above "GALLIA·ET·AMERICA·FOEDERATA", at proper left "GAYRARD F.", on herme "MDCCCXXII", and in exergue "NOVIS·COMMERCIORVM·PACTIS/IVNCTAE".

Marks

Stamped into edge "CUIVRE".

Provenance

By 1917, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green; 1917, gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green

French, 1816

Accession Number

17.255

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals