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Marie Antoinette: Execution

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her execution, with raised edge. Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "M.ANTOINETTE D'AU REINE DE FRAN". Reverse: Broken colmn; inscribed at edge "SON COURAGE SURPASSA SES MALHEURS"...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTOINETTE D'AU REINE DE FRAN". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SON COURAGE SURPASSA SES MALHEURS" and in exergue "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

French, 1795

Accession Number

17.117

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals