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Marie Antoinette: Execution

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution (1793). Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTONIA FRANKREICHS UNGLUCKLICHSTE KOENIGINN" and below "STIERLE". Reverse: Female figure dressed in classical...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA ANTONIA FRANKREICHS UNGLUCKLICHSTE KOENIGINN" and below "STIERLE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "WEA.JEDE THRAENE WIRD EIN FLUCH DEN ENKELN" and in exergue "DER VOLKSWUTH/GEOPRFERT D:16 OCT:/1795".

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

German, 1795

Mint

Berlin, Germany

Accession Number

17.116

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver or electrotype

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals