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Medal Commemorating the Replacement of the Statue of Louis XIV in the Place des Victoires

Artist:
Medalist: Raymond Gayrard (French, Rodez 1777–1858 Paris)
Designer:
Design of equestrian monument by Baron François Joseph Bosio (French, 1768–1845)
Date:
1822
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1908
Accession Number:
08.230.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
Signature: Reverse, on rim: BOSIO INV•/GAYRARD SC•

Inscription: Legend: obverse (around rim), LUDOVICUS•XVIII•FRNAC(iae)•ET•NAV(arae)•REX•:sig. •GAYRARD F•/: DE PUYMAURIN*D•; reverse (around rim), VICTORIAM•LUDOVICI•XIV•MEMORIA•RENOVATA [trans.: The Memory of the Victories of Louis XIV renewed.]; (in exergue) AENEO SIGNO POSITO/MDCCCXXII [trans.: The bronze memorial set up, 1822]; sig. BOSIO INV•/GAYRARD SC•
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait (until 1908; to MMA)
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