Medal Commemorating French Colonies in America Artist: Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

10.49 g, 12:00, 29.8 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Gift of Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871

Accession Number

2001.87.26553

Geography
Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: LUD. SV. REX CHRISTIANISS. laureate Louis XV bust r.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: SUB OMNI SIDERE CRESCUNT standing native with palms and lilies, no alligator
Provenance

Provenance

Charles Wyllys Betts, to about 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1887 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • Nicolas Maier, French Medallic Art, 1870–1940 (Munich: n.p., 2010), 219, fig. 165
  • Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 172, no. 385
  • International Medallic Exhibition of the American Numismatic Society, Opening on the Twelfth of March 1910, exh. cat. (New York: American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, 1910), 205, fig. 2807
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Object/Work type

medals

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