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Medal in envelope: Africa

Object Number: 
INV.10673
Date: 
1774 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, beneath bust truncation, at center: "B.DUVIVIER F." Inscription: reverse, at lower left of field: "B.DUV."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse bearing nude laureated bust of Louis XV facing right; legend: "LUD . XV . REX CHRISTIANISS." Reverse depicts standing female figure draped in animal skin, holding cornucopia; sailing ship in background; legend above: "AUCTA LIBYCIS OPIBUS MASSILIA"; inscription in exergue: "LUD XV.ARMIS ET CONSILIIS/MDCCLXXIV."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group