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Louis XIV and Anne of Austria

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Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1714) and Anne of Austria (1601-1666). Hanging loop at top and beaded edge on both sides. Obverse: Profile bust of young Louis XIV looking to proper left, wearing armor and laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XIIII·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REX·" and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVICVS·XIIII·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REX·" and under bust "·WARIN·1643·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ANNA·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REG" and under bust "WARIN".

Provenance

By 1917, Horatio Greenough Curtis; 1917, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis

French, 1643

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.174

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck copper (95% copper with small amounts of zinc, tin, and lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals