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Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVII

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Circular medal of Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVII, the dauphin. Obverse: Three profile busts of Louis XVI, Louis XVII, and Marie Antoinette overlapping each other looking to proper left with a broken scepter and lily with broken stem in foreground;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVD·XVI·REX·LVD·XVII·REX·MARIA ANTo·REG·GALL·". Reverse: Inscribed above "CLARIOR SUPERNE" and in exergue "F.H.KRÜGER SENIOR/FEC.".

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, 1793

Mint

France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 49 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.108

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals