Coin from France Artist: Anton Meybusch (Danish, ca. 1645–1702)
Honorand: Louis XIV, King of France, French, 1638–1715, ruled 1643–1715




12.66 g, 12:00, 29 mm

Credit Line

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

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17th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: LVDOVICVS MAG. REX CHRISTIANISS. r. bust Louis XV with neutral expression, proportional facial features, long defined curly wig, double chin, thick neck, no collar visible

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: INCENSA. BATAVORVM. CLASSA. / TABACO. / 1677 winged laureate Nike figure in two-tiered down with body facing l. and head looking r., holding three laurels (?) in raised r. hand and plume (?) in l. hand, on scrolled ship with arrow coming out beneath, ship rests on three-tiered pedestal


Charles Wyllys Betts, to about 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1887 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 30, no. 56
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coins, money

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