- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Louis XIV, right, hair high and long, in armour and mantle tied in a knot on the shoulder. (obverse)
Trophy of captured arms. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 69.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
The illustration in the Médailles sur les Evénements du Règne entier de Louis le Grand (XIV), fol, has the usual different type for the obverse. The reverse of this medal was designed by Sebastian Le Clerc. His original sketch, which consisted of a trophy and the legend, CASTRA HOSTIVM EXPVGNATA ACIES STRATA (The camp of the enemy captured, its army scattered), having been considered too meagre in design, he was directed to execute another similar to that commemorating the battle of Steinkirk, and in the legend to give the number of cannons, standards, and drums taken from the enemy. The medal, as described above, corresponds most minutely with Le Clerc's second design, which, as well as his first sketch, is given in his MS. work in the British Museum.
See Médailles sur les Evénements du Règne entier de Louis le Grand (XIV). &c., Paris, 1723, fol. 249.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (87) (305)