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Marie Antionette: Execution

Circular medal of Maria Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution (1793). Obverse: Profile bust of Maria Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTON·AUSTR·FR·ET NAV·REGINA·" and below on banner "NAT 2 NOV 1755 NUT 16 MAY 1770·COR·11 JUN 1775". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTON·AUSTR·FR·ET NAV·REGINA·" and below on banner "NAT 2 NOV 1755 NUT 16 MAY 1770·COR·11 JUN 1775". Reverse: Inscribed above on banner "ALTERA VENIT VICTIMA" and in exergue "XVI.OCT./MDCCX.CII".

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, 1793

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.113

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals