Charles Ferdinand de Bourbon, Duke of Berry (1778-1820), was murdered on February 13, 1820, by the fanatic Louis-Pierre Louvel. Jean-Pierre Casimir de Marcassus, Baron de Puymaurin (1757-1841) was director of the Paris Mint from 1816 to 1830.
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- Titles Erection of a Monument at Versailles in Honor of the Murdered Duke of Berry (Descriptive)
- Artist Modeled by, Bertrand Andrieu, French, 1761 - 1822@and (modeled by), August-François Michaut, French, 1786 - 1879@Royal Prussian Iron Foundry, Berlin, Germany, operated 1804 - 1874
- Medium cast iron
- Dimensions 2 in. Diam., 28.1g (5.1 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, 1986.495.24
- Work Type medal
- Classification Medals
- Signature Signature on truncation: ANDRIEU f. [and, below portrait] DE PUYMAURIN DI. [and, on the reverse lower right] MICHAUT
- Inscription Obverse inscribed around: LVDOVICVS XVIII FRANC ET NAV. REX. Reverse inscribed around; BITURIGUM DUCI NEFARIE INTEREMTIO [and, below the figures] MONUMENTUM EX MARMORE VERSALIENSES ANNO 1824