Medal with Louis XVI

Object Name: 
Medal with Louis XVI

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Object Name: 
Medal with Louis XVI
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.7.9
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 5.2 cm, Th: .5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1870-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur Rubloff, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Dark brown copper; minted. Flat, circular disk; the obverse with convex male bust-length portrait, wearing his hair in a queue, a ribband over his shoulder, facing sinister; inscribed around the edge "LOUIS XVI ROI DE/FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE", and below the bust, "DE PUYMAURIN.D.CAQUE.F."; the reverse with inscription "LOUIS XVI./67eme. ROI./FILS DE LOUIS/DAUPHIN DE FRANCE./NE 1754./ROI 1774./SUPPRESSION DES CORVEES 1776./ ALLIANCE AVEC LES ETES UNIS 1778./ASSEMBLEE DES NOTABLES 1787./ETATS GENERAUX 1789./ABOLITION DES PRIVILEGES 1789/ NOUVELLE CONSTITUTION/1790./MORT 1793."; impressed on the rim "CUIVRE" with a hand pointing at it at the left.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rubloff, Arthur, Source
1986-03-24
Sotheby's, Source
1986-03-24
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
LOUIS XVI ROI DE/FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE
Inscription
around the edge on obverse
DE PUYMAURIN.D.CAQUE.F.
Inscription
below the bust on obverse
LOUIS XVI./67eme. ROI./FILS DE LOUIS/DAUPHIN DE FRANCE./NE 1754./ROI 1774./SUPPRESSION DES CORVEES 1776./ ALLIANCE AVEC LES ETES UNIS 1778./ASSEMBLEE DES NOTABLES 1787./ETATS GENERAUX 1789./ABOLITION DES PRIVILEGES 1789/ NOUVELLE CONSTITUTION/1790./MORT 1793.
Inscription
on reverse
CUIVRE
Stamp
on the rim on reverse
French and Continental Furniture, decorations and clocks (#5438) (1986-03-22) lot #25;