- Museum number
Cast bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Louis XIV, right, wearing armour and a sash. (obverse)
View of Toulouse with the canal running through it. (reverse)
- Production date
- 1667 (cast)
Diameter: 52.500 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
87.4% Cu, 0.5% Zn, 7.7% Sn, 4.1% Pb.
This is a poor cast of a rough medal which commemorates the Canal du Languedoc which went from the Garonne, near Toulouse, to the Port of Sète.
The reverse inscription continues from the scroll in the field to the legend around the outer margin.
The medal was made in Toulouse to celebrate the placing of the foundation stone by the First President of the Parlement of Toulouse on 17 November 1667, and its blessing by the Archbishop (see 1).
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, Sér. Roy. 668, cast bronze, pierced, 52.5 mm.
1. Menestrier Histoire du roy Louis le Grand p. 15.
2. T.N. Méd. Fr. III pl. 14, no. 3.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Canal du Languedoc
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (298) (345)