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Louis Philippe I: Obelisk of Luxor

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Circular medal of Louis Philippe I (1773-1850), king of France, commemorating the bringing of the obelisk of Luxor to Paris. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis Philippe looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS" and under bust...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS" and under bust "MONTAGNY.F.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ABBATU A THÈBES LE 31 OCTOBRE 1831 TRANSPORTÉ A PARIS ET ÉRIGÉ SUR/LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE 25 OCTOBRE 1836 SOUS LA DIRECTION DE L'INGR LEBAS", across field "HAUTEUR 70 P.... 3.... 5L... POIDS 500 MILLIERS", and in exergue "OBELISQUE DE LOUQSOR/---/"MONTAGNY".


By 1976, Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York; 1976, gift of Michael Hall to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1976)

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Gift of Michael Hall

French, about 1850




Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals