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Marie Antoinette

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her marriage to Louis XVI (1770). Obverse: Profile bust of young Marie Antoinette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "M.ANTO.A.A.LUDO.FRANCIAE DELP.SPONSA" and under bust "W.H.". Reverse: Winged male at proper right and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTO.A.A.LUDO.FRANCIAE DELP.SPONSA" and under bust "W.H.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "CONCORD.NOVO.SANGVIN.NEX. FIRM." and in exergue "NVPT.CEL.VIEN.PECCV/FERD.A.A.19.APR./1770".

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, after 1770

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.110

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals