This medal represents the profile of Louis XIV at the age of 5, based on the work “Medals of the main events of the entire reign of Louis the Great” by Sieur Anisson, director of the Royal Printing Office (1702). We can read the inscription LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS (Louis the Great, Most Christian King).
On 14 May 1643, at the age of 5, the Dauphin Louis succeeded his father, Louis XIII, and became Louis XIV. This was the start of a long reign that was to last 72 years.
Material: Gilded bronze or silvered bronze
Diameter: 70 mm