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18th Century Commemorative Medal - Execution of Louis XVI / Marie Antoinette, 1793

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1536.4
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1793 - 1793

Maker Information

Designer: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler - View biography for Conrad Heinrich Kuchler
Mint:Soho Mint - View history

Notes

This was one of the first medals produced by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler for Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint. It was intended to exploit the popular feeling of revulsion in Britain caused by the French Revolution. Louis XVI was King of France between 1774 and 1793. He was overthrown on the 10th August 1792 and executed on the 21st of January of the following year.The reverse of this medal depicts the poignant scene of the King saying farewell to his family.

Presented by The Misses Long, 1878.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Material(s):Gilt copper
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:46 mm