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Louis XV: Completion of Saint Sulpice Church, Paris

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Circular medal of Louis XV, king of France (1710-1774), commemorating the completion of Saint Sulpice church in Paris. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS·" and on bust "J·DUVIVIER F·". Reverse:...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS·" and on bust "J·DUVIVIER F·". Reverse: Inscribed above "BASILICAE ET URBI ADDITUM DECUS", across field in two rectangles "RÖETTIERS FILIUS.", and in exergue "S·SULPITII AREA/M·DCCLIV·".


By 2006, Earle Havens; 2006, given by Earle Havens to the MFA. (June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Earle Havens

French, 1754


Diameter: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals