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Charles V

Circular medal of Charles V (1500-1558), Holy Roman Emperor. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles V looking to proper left, holding an orb in proper left hand and a mace in proper right hand; inscribed on edge...

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Obverse: Inscribed on edge "CAROLVS·V·DEI·GRATIA·ROMAN·IMPERATOR·SEMPER·AVG[VSTV]S·REX·HISPANNO·SAL·M·D·XXXVII·AETATES·SVAE·XXXVII". Reverse: Inscribed on proper right column "PLVS" and on proper left column "[O]V[L]TRE".


By 1905, Mrs. T. O. Richardson; 1905, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 4, 1925)

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Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

Spanish, 1537

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Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver hollow cast




Numismatics, Medals