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Gibbon, at the end of a note detailing the imprinting on a medal, has "(Mus. Reg. Gall.)".

I have found other references outside Gibbon, and have gotten (maybe) as far as "Mus. Regis Galliar.", found here, but no further.

What do the "Mus." and "Galliar." stand for?

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    Could be Museum Regis Galliarum, the French royal museum where the medals are kept? I don't know which that would be in Gibbon's day, presumably not the Louvre. – Cairnarvon Feb 14 at 0:25
  • Based on a page from another book, it definitely seems to be a reference to some French museum. My guess is either "Regional Museum of France" or "Royal Museum of France." – brianpck Feb 14 at 14:52
  • Presumably it would be Museo Regis Galliarum in that case; it's possible, but I only found one reference to that, and I would expect more (but my expectations could obviously be incorrect). I had found that page from another book, but that just multiplied the references to what I already had, it didn't help me with what the words were. – vr8ce Feb 14 at 17:12
  • Wiki fr has a list of French museums. There are two 'Gaillards.' The commune on the Swiss border has a decorative tower. The Normandy Gaillard has a Royal Castle which is a cultural centre and museum. Select Fr as language choice in the left margin before searching. – Hugh Feb 15 at 21:33

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