Medal of Louis XIV titled "Conquest of St. Christopher" Artist: Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)
Honorand: Louis XIV, King of France, French, 1638–1715, ruled 1643–1715

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

30.09 g, 12:00, 40.9 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

Accession Number

2001.87.26673

Geography
Culture
Period

17th century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: LUDOVICUS XIIII. REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS. r. profile head of Louis XIV, long curly wig, no collar visible

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: COLONIA FR. STABILITA / ANGL. EX INSUIA ST. CHRISTOP. / EXTURBAT. / M.DC.LXVI. semi-nude woman seated on cliff with feather headdress in leaf skirt with bow and arrows, leaning l. arm on shield with three fleur de lis, shield below turned on side, 3 cats arranged vertically on top l. and bottom r. quadrants, lion top r., and harp bottom l., tall plant l., sea background r.
Provenance

Provenance

Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., by 2001; transferred to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
Bibliography
  • Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 24, no. 42
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Object/Work type

medals

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