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Philippe I: Named Generalissimo of Army

Circular medal of Philippe I (1640–1701), duke of Orléans (1640–1701) and first general, commemorating Louis XIV naming him Genearlissimo of the army (1672). Obverse: Bust of Philippe looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "PHILIPPVS FRANC·FILIVS LVD·MAG·FRA VNIC·" and under bust...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PHILIPPVS FRANC·FILIVS LVD·MAG·FRA VNIC·" and under bust "WARIN". Reverse: Inscribed above "ALTER POST FVLMINA TERROR".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How

French, 1672

Mint

France

Accession Number

17.3179

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals