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Charles X

Circular medal of Charles X (1523-1590), king of France. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles looking to proper right, wearnig a crown with a fleur-de-lis; inscribed at edge "CAROLVS·DECIMVS·FRANCORVUM REX". Reverse: Crown with fleur-de-lis at center (same crown...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS·DECIMVS·FRANCORVUM REX". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AVITA·ET·IVS·IN·ARMIS·".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer

French, about 1600

Mint

France

Accession Number

23.67

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze, with probably black patina

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals