Medal in envelope: Louis XIV

Object Number: 
INV.10758
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with nude bust of Louis XIV facing right with surrounding legend: "LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS." Reverse depicts standing figure of an Indian with bow and quiver and figure of slave chained in front of ship's bow, with winged figure of Victory flying overhead; legend: "COLONIA FRANCORUM AMERICANA VICTRIX."; inscription in exergue: "BATAVIS AD MARTINICAM/CAESIS AC FUGATIS/M.DC.LXXIIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group