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Marie Antoinette: Marriage to Louis XVI

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her marriage to Louis XVI (1770). Obverse: Profile bust of a young Marie Antoinette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "M.ANTONIA ARC.AVST.LUDOVIC.FRANCIAE DELPHIN.SPONSA" and under bust "A. WIDEMAN". Reverse: Winged male...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M.ANTONIA ARC.AVST.LUDOVIC.FRANCIAE DELPHIN.SPONSA" and under bust "A. WIDEMAN". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "CONCORDIA NOVO SANGVINIS NERV FIRMATA" and in exergue "NVPT.CELEBR.VIEN.PROCVE/FERDINAND.A.A.VIX.APR./MDCCCXX".

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, 1770

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.109

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals