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Louis XIV, King of France (b. 1638, r. 1643–1715)

Artist:
Medalist: Jean Varin (French, 1606–1672)
Date:
1663
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gilt silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 2 3/16 in. (56 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rupert L. Joseph, 1959
Accession Number:
60.55.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) LVD[ovicus].XIIII.D[ei].G[ratia].FR[anciae].ET.NAV[arrae].REX. (Louis XIV, by the grace of God, King of France and Navarre); reverse: (in margin) NVLLA DIES SVB ME NATOQVE HAEC FOEDERA RVMPET (No day under me and my son will this alliance be broken; (at bottom) FOEDERE HELVETICO INSTAVRATO MDCLXIII (Renewal of Swiss Alliance 1663)
Mr. Rupert L. Joseph (until 1959; bequeathed to MMA)
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