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

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1536.12
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1793 - 1793

Maker Information

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler - View biography for Conrad Heinrich Kuchler
Maker:Soho Mint - View history


This was one of the first medals produced by Conrad Heinrich Küchler 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 and executed on the 21st of January. The reverse of this medal depicts his Queen, Marie Antoinette, being transported to her execution at the guillotine in October 1793.

Presented by The Misses Long, 1878.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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Diameter:47 mm