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Charles IX

Circular medal of Charles IX. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles IX looking to proper right, with a short beard and hair and wearing a laureate crown, plate armor, and a ruffled collar; inscribed at edge. Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHARLES IX.ROY DE FRANCE.". Reverse: Inscribed "61./NÉ. 1550./SUCCEDE. 1560./COMMENCEMENT DE/L'ANNÉE FIXÉ AU PREMIER/JOUR DE JANVIER.MORT. 1574/TROISIEME RACE./F.".

Provenance

1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 19th century

Object Place

France

Accession Number

13.899

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals